It is an optional module compatible with both the QSense Explorer and Analyzer systems. The sensor surface is separated from the liquid flow by a Gore-membrane* thereby creating an air-filled compartment over the sensor. Flowing saturated salt solution over the membrane will generate a specific and controlled relative humidity in the volume above the sensor surface. The humidity above the sensor equilibrates almost instantly, providing the possibility of real time measurements.
Measurements are conducted in two steps:
A typical application is to measure swelling of polymer or cellulose films.
* GORE is a trademark of W.L. Gore & Associates.