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€1 799,00
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Minimum Purchase:
1 unit
Fluidic module:
Shipped with the default PMMA fludic module window

Product Overview

openQCM Q-1 is the entry level Quartz Crystal Microbalance with dissipation monitoring, capable of sensing mass variations and viscoelastic properties at molecular scale. A reliable and highly sensitive technology is now available at a very low cost.

openQCM Q-1 is an open hardware device capable of measuring mass variations and viscoelastic properties of sample in contact with quartz crystal sensor. An highly-sensitive surface technology suitable for monitoring phenomena on molecular scale, by studying biological or chemical materials and their interactions and with application in soft matter research.

openQCM Q-1 analyses the resonance curve characteristics using a network analyzer in a wide frequency range, such feature gives the add-on capability of detecting and monitoring overtones.

The modular design gives the device more flexibility. The main electronics is separated from the the sensor module, which is capable of housing a wider range of sensors to meet the needs of users. A new designed QCM with an easy, practical and innovative enclosure system which gurantees the sealing of the sensor module.

openQCM Q-1 is a plug and play ready to use scientific device. Each instrument is mounted and tested in order to guarantee the best performances.

Dissipation monitoring Yes
Frequency Range 1 MHz to 50 MHz
Quartz frequencies compatibility 5 MHz and 10 MHz as default, but you can use sensors in the whole frequency range
Nominal Sensitivity Depending on sensor resonance frequency (e.g.: 4.42 x 10 -9 g Hz-1 cm-2 @ 10 MHz)
Number of overtones [5MHz: 1th (fundamental), 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th] - [10MHz: 1th (fundamental), 3rd, 5th]
Maximum mass sensitivity in liquid ~ 1 ng/cm2 (10 pg/mm2)
Maximum dissipation sensitivity in liquid ~ 0.1 x 10-6
Typical noise [Liquid: 1 Hz peak to peak (RMS)] - [Air: 0.1 Hz peak to peak (RMS)]
Time resolution ~600 ms
Accepted quartz sensor diameters 14 mm and 25.4 mm (1 In.)
Fluidic Window Material PMMA (Default) with included Sensor Module
Temperature Sensor I2C - MCP9808-E/MS (integrated in the included Sensor Module)
Software Python
OS Compatibility Windows, Mac, Linux
Electrical Connection via Micro-USB (USB 2.0 PC side)
Data communication USB 2.0
Input Voltage 5 VDC
Max current 200 mA @ 5VDC
Total weight 125 g
Length 143.1 mm
Height 26 mm
Width 66.8 mm
Working temperature 0 °C - 50 °C
Colour Black & White
Case Material Nylon


Warranty Information

1-Year Extended Warranty extends our Standard Limited Warranty by one year for new products, to a total of two years coverage from the date of purchase. Customer may purchase 1-Year Extended Warranty Service for openQCM devices. Get peace of mind knowing your system will be safer, for longer. Take this opportunity to extend or upgrade your support service for your openQCM device. Features: Extends the Standard Limited Warranty another year Provides comprehensive repair coverage; No charge product replacement; No charge shipping costs for replacement.


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