Flexible quartz crystal microbalance system

Explorer from QSense

The Explorer  from QSense 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.

  • One-channel system
  • 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.
Desorption measurement Cleaning properties of detergents can be measured in real time.
Polymer multilayer
Lipid bilayer
Swelling kinetics


Product line overview
Dfind software
QCM-D from QSense


Dr. Raimund Sauter
Dr. Raimund Sauter

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