QCM News, Publications and Events

Biodetection & Biosensors Summit 2019

The Biodetection, Biosensors and Wearables 2019 conference will be held in San Diego, CA from April 1, 2019 through April 2, 2019. Topics of this global even include biosensors, nano materials and systems, next generation sequencing for pathogen detection, rapid biodetection, single molecule analysis, among many other subjects. Th keynote speakers are: Arben Merkoçi – […]

Gamry Announces Exclusive Distribution of MicroVacuum’s Quartz Crystal Microbalance Instruments which Include Impedance and Dissipation Measurement

MicroVacuum of Budapest, Hungary has named Gamry Instruments as the exclusive distributor of their Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Impedance measurement ( QCM-I ) in the United States & China Budapest, Hungary, September  8, 2018 – Gamry Instruments of Warminster, PA and MicroVacuum of Budapest, Hungary are pleased to announce a strategic partnership. The agreement awards Gamry […]
Google Dataset Search

Google Dataset Search is now available for researchers and journalists

As an extension to the highly popular Google Scholar search engine, Google just launched a new search engine, called Google Dataset Search for researchers and journalists. The search engines indexes government databases, public sources, digital libraries, and other websites that follows Schema.org’s standards for describing their data. You can use familiar search shortcuts (e.g. site: […]

Electrochemistry 2018

The Electrochemistry 2018 conference, titled “Electrochemical Surface Science: From Fundamentals to Applications” will be held from September 24 through 26, 2018 in Ulm Germany. The conference covers electrochemical topics from basic science to industrial applications, including energy storage, sensors, synthesis of chemicals, modification of surfaces and corrosion protection, electromobility and biotechnology. The full conference program can be […]

Biointerfaces International 2018

Biological surfaces are one of the most innovative and expanding areas of science: These biointerfaces represent surfaces where synthetic materials and biological systems interact with each other; with vast opportunities of groundbreaking development, discoveries and innovations. The Biointerfaces International 2018 conference at the Zurich University of Zurich in August 14-16, 2018 aims to connect relevant […]

Variations in Coupled Water, Viscoelastic Properties, and Film Thickness of a Mefp-1 Protein Film during Adsorption and Cross-Linking:  A Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation Monitoring, Ellipsometry, and Surface Plasmon Resonance Study

Abstract We have measured the time-resolved adsorption kinetics of the mussel adhesive protein (Mefp-1) on a nonpolar, methyl-terminated (thiolated) gold surface, using three independent techniques:  quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring (QCM-D), surface plasmon resonance, and ellipsometry. The QCM-D and ellipsometry data shows that, after adsorption to saturation of Mefp-1, cross-linking of the protein layer […]

Simultaneous determination of optical and acoustic thicknesses of protein layers using surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy and quartz crystal microweighing

Abstract The optical and the acoustic thicknesses of protein layers during adsorption were simultaneously determined by a combination of surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy and quartz crystal microweighing. Coupling of the surface plasmon was achieved by etching a diffraction grating into the quartz surface prior to the deposition of the metal electrode. The evolution of the […]

The Density and Refractive Index of Adsorbing Protein Layers

Abstract The structure of the adsorbing layers of native and denatured proteins (fibrinogen, γ-immunoglobulin, albumin, and lysozyme) was studied on hydrophilic TiO2 and hydrophobic Teflon-AF surfaces using the quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation and optical waveguide lightmode spectroscopy techniques. The density and the refractive index of the adsorbing protein layers could be determined from the […]

Formation of supported bacterial lipid membrane mimics

Abstract In recent years, a large effort has been spent on advancing the understanding of how surface-supported membranes are formed through vesicle fusion. The aim is to find simple model systems for investigating biophysical and biochemical interactions between constituents of cell membranes and, for example, drugs and toxins altering membrane function. Designing and controlling the […]
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