Flexible quartz crystal microbalance system
Explorer from Q-Sense
The Explorer from Q-Sense is a compact design QCM-D for one flow module, holding one sensor. It is temperature controlled and samples are introduced by using a peristaltic pump included in the system. An optional electrochemistry cell is available making it possible to combine QCM-D and electrochemistry measurements. A window module is also available for optical access to the crystal during measurements, enabling e.g. a combination of microscopy and QCM-D as well as a Ellipsometry module.
|300 µl sample needed per sensor|
|Flexible choice of surfaces|
|Flexibility, combination with microscopy and ellipsometry|
Measuring molecular interaction
QCM-D can detect and quantify during the binding of small molecules for example the antigene antibody interaction as well as conformational changes in proteins.
Thickness measurements of adhesion layers on surfaces
Molecules such as prolymers bind to surfaces. With QCM-D a quantification of the thickness of such layers can be made.
Cleaning properties of detergents can be measured in real time.