Project

Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation (QCM-D)

Duration
15 June 2012 → 30 June 2016
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Physical chemistry
  • Engineering and technology
    • Sustainable and environmental engineering
Keywords
micro balance interaction energy sorption
 
Project description

QCM-D can be used to study different sorption-phenomena by determining the mass, structure morphology and visco-elastic properties of thin absorbed films on surfaces. Real-time measurement allow to determine sorption kinetics. Moreover, the technique allows to distinguish between absorbed solvent molecules and other molecules, which means expulsion during cleaning can also be measured.