Learn more about what information QCM-D, Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation monitoring technology, offers
HMDS is used to render the surface of silicon more hydrophobic and thus to match better with the chemistry of the photoresist.
In the context of QCM-based instrumentation, 'dissipation' or ‘damping’ are often mentioned. Read about what these concepts mean, and why are they relevant.
One should always measure the advancing and the receding contact angle to get the true picture of the surface wettability.