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What can QCM-D technology be used for?

Surfaces are all around us. To control the macroscale we need to understand and tune the nanoscale. To our aid, we use analytical tools, such as QCM-D

4 min

What is QCM-D?

The QCM-D, which is an extended version of the QCM, is particularly suitable for the characterization of soft layers.

3 min

What is QCM?

A Quartz Crystal Microbalance or QCM, is essentially a balance for very small masses. But why would anyone want to weigh nanogram variations of a material?

~ 15 min

Surface Science – How it all began, from an experimental perspective

Surface science affects and contributes to areas: IT, materials and interface science, biomaterials, biotechnology, medicine, nanotechnology and cleantech.

6 min

What is the difference between QCM-D and traditional QCM?

The QCM with an added D measures an additional parameter, the dissipation factor. The QCM-D provides more information about the system under study than traditional QCM.

~ 3 min

What does QCM-D have in common with a church bell?

How does QCM-D work? Perhaps you know that a QCM-D sensor is made out of quartz, which is a piezoelectric material. But what does that really mean?

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