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.
|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)|
|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|
|Working temperature||0 °C - 50 °C|
|Colour||Black & White|