Thin Film Deposition and Characterization

< 2 min

QCM-D - What information does it offer?

Learn more about what information QCM-D, Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation monitoring technology, offer

~ 4 min

Characterization of polyelectrolyte multilayer build-up and structure

The versatility of polyelectrolyte multilayers, PEMs, is high, which makes them interesting for e.g. biomedical applications. The functionality is largely determined by the layer properties, which needs to be understood to be tailored. Here, we show how PEMs can be characterized with QCM-D.

~ 4 min

How to measure crosslinking and collapse with QCM-D

Polymers and polyelectrolytes of various conformations are used in many applications where there is a need to tailor the interfacial properties to promote a certain interaction with the surrounding environment. Here we show how polymer layer crosslinking and collapse can be characterized.

~ 5 min

QCM-D mass and thickness - How to measure

Read about how molecule-surface interaction processes and binding can be characterized by QCM-D via time-resolved measurements of mass and thickness.

> 5 min

How to measure swelling of thin films with QCM-D

The ability to take up and release water is central for many materials, such as hydrogels, whose function depend on the ability to hydrate and dehydrate. Hydration and swelling are also central when dealing with hygroscopic materials. QCM-D can be used to characterize such swelling phenomenon.

< 5 min

Adsorption and desorption - How to measure with QCM-D

Read about how molecule-surface interaction processes such as adsorption and desorption can be analyzed with QCM-D.

< 5 min

Thin film degradation analysis with QCM-D

Thin-film degradation and material desorption is sometimes wanted and sometimes not. Learn about how it can be characterized by QCM-D.

4 min

QCM-D technology - What can it be used for?

Surfaces are all around us. To control the macroscale we need to understand and tune the nanoscale. Learn more about QCM-D can help.

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