QCM-D data analysis in practice
Malin Edvardsson Jul 14, ’20 < 4 min

QCM-D data analysis in practice

You have spent hours in the lab, planning, preparing and running experiments. And still, you are only half-way to the answer. The data analysis remains. Depending on what kind of information you would like to extract, analyzing the data can take as much time, or even more, than doing the actual measurements. Using the right tools, and knowing how to use them, can save you lots of valuable time.

Analysing QSense QCM-D data using QSense Dfind

QSense data analysis software is called QSense Dfind. This is a graphical software that automatically plots QCM-D data and allows you to quickly get an overview of what the different data sets look like and to compare them with each other.

In addition to the automatic plotting, there are other features that will save you time. For example:

  • The Batch mode feature – Dfind can process multiple data sets at the same time. Irrespective of whether you need to analyze one data set or 100, Dfind will crunch the data in one go and present you the results in a few seconds.
  • The Template feature – the data analysis is executed in so-called 'templates'. This means that you only need to setup a specific analysis sequence once and then it can be re-used over and over on different data sets. All you have to do is to add the data to be analyzed.
  • The Automatic modelling – once you have defined the measurement parameters and experimental conditions, the software will automatically search for the best solution for you.

Step by step from raw data to report

QSense Dfind allows you execute all the  data treatments steps, from looking at the raw data and comparing the results, to modeling and extracting key information such as Δf and ΔD shifts, to compile the results in a report.

QSense DfindSo how does it work? In brief, a handful of steps will take you through the basic data analysis:

  1. Start by creating a project
  2. Add the data sets that you would like to analyze
  3. Define the experimental conditions such as solvents used and start/stop times of sample injections
  4. Select what analysis you would like to execute, for example viscoelastic modelling or extraction of the final shifts of Δf and ΔD
  5. Finally, export that graphs and tables, or collect your results in a report

Of course, additional steps can be executed for more complex analysis

Watch the webinar to get a demo of how it works

Learn more by watching the webinar where Jennie walks you through the different features and functions of QSense Dfind, and shows you how to analyze different types of QCM-D data using this software.

Webinar  QSense Dfind Basic training course  Watch

Cover photo courtesy Mika Baumeister Unsplash.

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