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Overcoming Obstacles in Food Science with QCM-D

Food science plays a crucial role in meeting the demands of a growing population, ensuring a consistent supply of safe and nourishing food, and promoting sustainable practices to minimize waste. Each step in the journey from raw materials to packaged food products presents different challenges,…

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In Situ Monitoring of the Solid Electrolyte Interphase

A good understanding of different electrochemical processes that occur inside a device is critical for the optimization of various components of rechargeable batteries. Since all critical processes of batteries and other energy storage systems occur at the electrode-electrolyte interface, researchers have focused their attention on…

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QSense Analysis of CMP Slurry Additive and Abrasive Interaction with a Ceramic Surface

For an overview of how QSense QCM-D can be used in molecule – surface interaction analysis and optimization of CMP-related processes, please refer to our previous application note. This case study shows how QSense® QCM-D (Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation monitoring technology) can be used…

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Overview: QSense QCM-D analysis in Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP)

To read an in-depth case study about QSense analysis of CMP slurry additive and abrasive interaction with a ceramic surface, click here. Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP), sometimes referred to as Chemical Mechanical Polishing, relies on several nanoscale surface interaction processes, and so does a successful…

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Effect of Excipients, Storage, and Formulation Conditions on Therapeutic Protein Stability

Why are protein – container enclosure interactions important? During manufacturing, storage and delivery processes, therapeutic proteins encounter several surfaces and materials, such as metals, glasses, oils, and polymers. These can range from stainless-steel production vessels to glass prefilled syringe delivery devices. The inherent surface-active nature…

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Characterization of Surfaces and Surface Reactions in Energy Storage using EQCM-D

There has been a global shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy to protect civilization from the worst effects of climate change. Special focus has been given to solar and wind energy. However, utilizing electricity from solar and wind in a grid becomes challenging due…

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Analyzing cleaning of hard surfaces using QCM-D

The rapid spread of coronavirus, COVID-19, is currently the most concerning matter worldwide. The outbreak has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). The U.S. Food and drug administration (FDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and several other government organizations are reducing…

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Virus Detection with Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM-D)

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has become a worldwide pandemic that has caused massive disruptions at all levels of life, from government infrastructure and markets to our day-to-day interactions with each other. Like Zika, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and the H1N1 (swine flu) viruses before…

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