The electrostatically driven adsorption of polymer and nano-particle multilayers is a well-established method for the physical and chemical transformation of surfaces to produce highly tailored and often “smart”, environmentally sensitive interfaces. The deposition process can be sensitively monitored using QCM-I, which provides information on the hydrated mass of the multilayer as well as its physical […]
The Quartz Crystal Microbalance in Soft Matter Research: Fundamentals and Modeling (Soft and Biological Matter)
This book describes the physics of the second-generation quartz crystal microbalance (QCM), a fundamental method of analysis for soft matter at interfaces. Available as eTextbook for rent for $26.16 for a month, and also for purchase as paperback and hardcover.
With contributions from experts in the field, the Handbook of Biosensors and Biochips provides an essential reference, underpinning many of the applications used in medical diagnostics, environmental control and pharmaceutical and food industries. It presents an invaluable addition for those in both academia and industry.
Label-Free Biosensing: Advanced Materials, Devices and Applications (Springer Series on Chemical Sensors and Biosensors)
This volume summarizes the state-of-the-art technologies, key advances and future trends in the field of label-free biosensing. It provides detailed insights into the different types of solid-state, label-free biosensors, their underlying transducer principles, advanced materials utilized, device-fabrication techniques and various applications. The book offers graduate students, academic researchers, and industry professionals a comprehensive source of […]
Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) plays a dominant role in real-time interaction sensing of biomolecular binding events and with the biosensor field expanding more applications are being found. In response to the market, an update to the original title which was published in 2008 is now appropriate. With over fifty percent of the material being updated, […]
Pump Flow Control with Manual Sample Introduction It is recommended that samples are introduced to the QCM-I flow-cells using a pump to control the flow. In the simplest setup, shown in figure 1, a peristaltic pump* is used to suck buffer directly from a beaker or other container. Sample is introduced to the flow-cell by […]
The 30th Anniversary World Congress on Biosensors is postponed to 9-12 November 2020 due to the global health crisis caused. You can follow the conference organizer’s, Elsevier’s coronavirus update about it here
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 […]
Update: The free NBS-QCManalysis software is now available for download. QCManalysis is a modeling software for QCM data. It will be available soon for the QCM-I and QCM-I Mini systems, including the electrochemical eQCM versions.
MicroVacuum’s high performance QCM-I device is a Quartz Crystal Microbalance System with impedance analyses and dissipation monitoring (QCM -D), the Glove-Box QCM-I takes the high performance QCM-I instrument into a format suitable for mounting in a Glove-box or controlled atmosphere chamber and also includes the option of a wider temperature range e.g. between -30 °C and 80 °C.