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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.

> 3 min

Plasma treatment and hydrophobic recovery of polymers

Plasma treatment is able to increase the wettability of most polymers. Hydrophobic recovery is often encountered which causes wettability to decrease. 

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Biomaterials in regenerative medicine – decades of development

Learn about the past and future development of biomaterials in regenerative medicine.

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Cassie – Baxter equation – Extreme wettability on surfaces

To better describe the real surfaces, different wetting states have been proposed. The most discussed are Wenzel state and Cassie-Baxter state.

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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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Hydrophilic coatings to improve protein resistance of biomedical devices

Surface chemistry plays a significant part in terms of interactions with the human tissue.

~ 5 min

Study binding of viruses with QCM-D

Read about how Dr. Gustaf Rydell, researcher at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, uses QCM-D to understand how the Norovirus initiates infection.

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Pendant drop method for surface tension measurements

Surface tension can be measured with force tensiometer using Du Noüy ring or Wilhelmy plate. Or with optical tensiometer using the pendant drop method.

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QCM-D explained using musical instrument analogies

Get a better understanding of the QCM-D working principles with musical instrument analogies.

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