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Which QCM should you choose?

Read the guidelines on how to decide which QCM instrument to go for.

> 5 min

Single-harmonic vs multi-harmonic QCM-D – what is the difference?

Read about what single-harmonic and multi-harmonic QCM-D means and what the difference is between these instruments.

~ 3 min

QCM-D - how does it work?

Here we explain how Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation monitoring, QCM-D, works.

~ 5 min

How to optimize the QCM baseline stability

Here we will list 9 things that could affect the stability of your QCM-D baseline, and give advice on how to address them if you are experiencing drift.

~ 5 min

How are QCM results influenced by the lateral distribution of the measured layer?

Here we explain the reasoning behind the uniformity requirement and describe the consequences if it is not fulfilled.

< 4 min

What is the QCM sensitivity?

Here we sort out the difference between the theoretical QCM sensitivity and the actual one, and help you assess what the sensitivity in the measurement situation will be.

< 4 min

Should I use SPR or QCM-D?

At first glance, SPR and QCM-D are quite similar. Here we sort out the key differences between them and list examples of when to use which method

~ 3 min

How does QCM-D compare to other QCM:s?

There is a vast range of different QCM:s in the market, and they all seem to provide similar information. Learn more about the differences, and when to use which one.

> 4 min

How does QCM-technology work?

The quartz crystal microbalance, QCM, has been around since the 60’ where it has been used for monitoring of thin-film deposition and characterization of thin films. So how does this technology work?

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