The standard temperature range of our QCM-D system is from -40 °C up to 80 °C with better than +- 0.02 °C stability. We can control the temperature of the two QCM sensors independently from the other with the help of a computer controlled high precision Peltier driver. The temperature of the sensors are measured with a high stability Pt100 RTD and the cold side of the Peltier is temperature stabilized with a closed loop water cooling system.
However using custom solutions for the heating and/or cooling, we can extend the standard temperature range further.
With a two stage Peltier element the temperature of the QCM sensor can be controlled down as low as -40 °C and up to 150 °C.
The modularity of our QCM-D system allows the customer to carry our QCM-D measurements with custom designed external QCM sensor holders at elevated temperatures. One example is that the special construction of our QSH-dip-in sensor holder ( made from PEEK ) allows it to be housed in a jacketed chamber like the one shown schematically on the attached drawing. Another custom solution is if our QSH-HT sensor holder is used in an electrically heated chamber as the photo shows.