QCM-D

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What is a Viscoelastic material?

Viscoelasticity is a quality involving both viscous and elastic properties at the same time. QCM-D is a surface-sensitive technology that can characterize the viscoelastic properties of thin films.

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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.

4 min

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.

4 min

What is QCM-D?

QCM-D, Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation monitoring, is an extended version of QCM, and is particularly suitable for the characterization of soft layers.

3 min

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.

6 min

What is the difference between QCM-D and traditional QCM?

The QCM with an added D measures an additional parameter, the dissipation factor. The QCM-D provides more information about the system under study than traditional QCM.

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What does QCM-D have in common with a church bell?

How does QCM-D work? Perhaps you know that a QCM-D sensor is made out of quartz, which is a piezoelectric material. Read about what that means.

~ 2 min

Protein Aggregation in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Proteins are vital for life and perform a wide range of essential biochemical tasks in all living organisms. It is important that the proteins are correctly folded and functional. However, sometimes the control mechanisms fail and accumulated aggregates transform into protein megastructures.

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