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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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What is QCM?

Quartz Crystal Microbalance, or QCM, is essentially a balance for very small masses which enables time-resolved characterization of thin and rigid layers.

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