Brand: Q SENSE Product: QCM QUARTZ CRYSTAL MICROBALANCE
The Q-Sense E and Omega Auto series real-time analytical instruments for studies of molecular events occurring on surfaces. These instruments measure mass and viscoelastic properties of molecular layers as they build up or change on the sensor surface and they play a key role in material science, life science and sensor development.
The Q-Sense instruments are complete turnkey instruments including everything needed to quickly get started and produce high quality data.
The main models are:
QCM-D E1 with 1 flow cell
QCM-D E4 with 4 flow cells
The NEW QCM OMEGA AUTO with 1 module including 8 sensors, with integrated autosampler, fully automatic!
There are also available several optional modules enabling combination measurements, such as electrochemistry module, humidity module, ellipsometry module, etc.. and different coated sensor to help you in your application!
The Q-Sense instruments are based on the extremely sensitive and fast technology, Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation (QCM-D). The heart of the instrument is a sensor that oscillates at a specific frequency when voltage is applied. The frequency of the oscillation changes as the mass on the sensor changes. Turning off the voltage causes the oscillation to decay. The decay rate or Dissipation factor is related to the elasticity and viscosity of the molecular layer on the sensor. By measuring the frequency and dissipation, it becomes possible to analyze the state of molecular layers bound to the sensor surface, their mass, thickness and structural (viscoelastic) properties.