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Jodie Lutkenhaus, Associate Professor, Texas A&M University

We use the QSense high temperature model that allows us to investigate polyelectrolyte complexes and their response to temperature. We’re also using the electrochemistry module so we can run our standard electrochemical measurements at the same time as we run the QCM-D. The main benefit is that we can monitor the mass change of our system in real time. I can tell you that for every electron moved, this amount of mass changed. That’s powerful. You can’t really get that with any other system

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Malkiat Johal, Professor of Chemistry, Pomona College

I have found QSense to be one of the best techniques for an undergraduate lab because it’s turnkey and it requires very little maintenance. The operating principles are straightforward and the students can focus on the science. And so, that’s something that we have been really happy with, it really works in this kind of setting. It’s an ideal method for an undergraduate surface science lab.