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Why temperature stability is critical in QCM-measurements

Temperature stability is key to achieve reliable and reproducible QCM measurements. But why is a stable temperature so important? And how will temperature variations affect your measurements? Here we explain the causes and effects of temperature related artifacts in QCM measurements.

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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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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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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.

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