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The QCM fundamental frequency – how it matters in measurements

Read about how and why the QCM fundamental frequency matters in measurements

~ 6 min

QCM specifications – how to assess and compare

Learn how to assess a QCM-specification and how to compare performance and data quality between different instruments

~ 3 min

Why is the resonance frequency of a QCM sensor 5MHz?

The fundamental resonance frequency of QCM-sensors is often 5MHz. Learn about the theory behind the number.

~ 11 min

Why it is useful to use multiple overtones in QCM measurements

Read about why it is possible to gain valuable information from a viscoelastic sample by monitoring multiple overtones in QCM measurements.

~ 7 min

What does the dissipation factor in QCM-D tell us?

The D-factor provides information that is complementary to the frequency response. Read about how it can be understood and what information it reveals.

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What is the Sauerbrey equation?

Learn more about the Sauerbrey equation and when it should be used.

> 5 min

What is piezoelectricity?

What is piezoelectricity and how does it work? Here we explain the piezoelectric effect and how this remarkable property arises.

4 min

What is QCM-D?

Learn about QCM-D, Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation monitoring - an analytical tool for surface interaction studies at the nano-scale.

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Different ways of measuring the Dissipation

Learn more about how the dissipation can be measured and the pros and cons of the different methods.

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