The sensor is a critical part of a QCM-D experiment; in order to ensure optimal results in your lab, we therefore guarantee the quality and stability of all our standard QSensors. We offer a wide range of coatings, as well as customized coatings.

We have in-house development of sen­sors as well as collaborations with customers, universities and companies to explore new applications. If you can’t find your desired material below, do as many other customers have already done, please contact us for an enquiry.

Over time we have developed many different sensor coatings – and we constantly keep adding to the list. Have a look below. 

QSensors

QSensors Inspirational customer cases
Sensor description  Example of model systems  Example of applications
 Aluminium (Al  Electrodes  Electrochemistry, lithium insertion, energy
 Aluminium Oxide (Al2O3) Water treatment plant, nanoparticles  Environmental
 AlSiO  Kaolinite mimic  Energy, mining
 Amorphous Fluoropolymer AF1600 from DuPont Teflon, non-stick surfaces, inert surfaces  Protein surfaces, cleaning and detergent analysis, petroleum
 Barium Titanate (BaTiO3)   Dielectric ceramic used for capacitors  
 Biotin (on gold)  Biological, biochemical interaction  Molecular biology, protein interactions, antigens
 Borosilicate glass  Labware, syringes, cookware  Pharmaceuticals, cleaning and detergent anlysis
 Cellulose (on SiO2)  Fabric, filter, fiber  Enzyme interactions, cleaning and detergent analysis, electrochemistry, biofuels
 Chromium (Cr)  Coating  Corrosion, electronics
 Cobalt (Co)  Orthopedic implant, battery, pigment, porcelain  Medical device, energy, electroplating
 Copper (Cu)  Wire, cables, coating  Corrosion, antifouling
 Gold (Ag)  Universal surface  Thiols, anything – everything sticks to gold
 Gold (Ti Adhesion)  Universal surface  Fundamental electrochemistry
 Graphene oxide*  Graphene Oxide  Electronics, energy storage, biomedical applications and biosensors
 His-tag Capturing  Biological, biochemical interactions  Antibody studies, protein-protein, probing of conformational changes
 Hydroxyapatite  Bone, teeth, bioinspired material, mineral  Biomaterials, medical device
 Iron (Fe)  Combustion engine, nano particles  Corrosion, environmental transport, energy
 Iron Oxide (Fe2O3)   Hematite mimic, nanoparticles, pipelines  Solar energy, photocatalyst, energy, environmental
Iron Oxide (Fe3O4) Magnetite mimic, pipelines, nanoparticles Pigment catalyst, corrosion, biofilm formation, environmental transport, energy
Indium Tin Oxide (ITO on Au) Solar panel Energy, solar cells
Magnesium (Mg) Mineral Energy, mining, also used in cars, bikes, cell phones
Molybdenum (Mo) Mineral Energy, mining (also replaces Tungsten in some applications and used as fertilizer)
NHS-Amine Coupling Biological, biochemical interaction Protein interactions, molecular biology, antigens
Nylon “6,6”  Nylon fabric Cleaning and detergent analysis
Polyethylenimine (PEI) Additive, flocculating agent  Detergents, adhesives, water treatment agents, cosmetics, wet-strength agent in the paper-making process.
Platinum (Pt) Electrodes Fuel cells, catalytic converters, energy
Polystyrene (Ps) Hydrophobic surface, filters Cell studies, inert surfaces, filter interaction, medical device
Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) Plexiglass, microfluidic material, biomaterial, bonecement, dentalfilling, lenses Biomedical, aquariums, car headlights
Polyvinylidene Fluoride(PVDF) Plastic, pharmaceutical filter and falcon tube Container interactions, harmaceutical industry
Silicon (Si) Semiconductor Energy, etching
Silicon Carbide (SiC) Rare mineral moissanite, carbone supporters, electrodes Energy, catalysts, electronics
Silicon Dioxide (SiO2) Glass Etching processes, silanization, cleaning and detergent analysis
Silicon Nitride (SiN) Biomaterials, integrated circuits Electronics, medical device
Silicon Oxycarbide (SiOC) Carbon supports, electrodes Catalysts, LEDs, brakes, graphene production, energy
Silver (Ag) Nano particles, antimicrobial coating Environmental transport, coatings, materials
Soda-lime glass Household glass (bottles, jars) labware Cleaning products, surface interactions
Stainless Steel (SS2343, US 316) Acid resistant steel Environmental, polluted industrial or city environments
Stainless Steel (L605) Stents Medical device, biomaterials, blood coagulation
Tantalum (Ta) Electrodes, reactors Alloys, electronics, energy
Tantalum Nitride (TaN) Electrodes Electronics
Titanium (Ti) Medical implants Medical device, biomaterials
Tungsten (W) Electrodes Etching processes
Zinc Oxide (ZnO) Minerals Mining, energy, rubber manufacture, ceramic industry, calamine lotion
Zinc Sulfide (ZnS)  Mineral Energy, mining, luminiscent and optical material, pigment
Zirconium Oxide (ZrO) Ceramics, fuel cell, membrane Alloys sintering, energy

Standardized soils**

   
Standardized used cooking oil    
Mixed starch, colored (CFT DM 77)  
Egg Yolk, double (CFT DM 22)  
Coffee with milk (CFT DM 83)  

Sensors come in packs of minimum 5
* Developed in collaboration with ICN2
** deposited on SiO2