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QSense is a line of instrumentation for real-time analysis of surface-molecule interactions. QSense will help you to get the full picture of your surface-molecules interactions.

Key Features

  • Superior accuracy

The real-time analysis of surface-molecule interactions allows you to measure mass and thickness changes and rapid events with nanogram precision. In addition, structural changes and solvent content are also detected - all with accurate outcomes and high reproducibility.

  • Endless possibilities

Our instruments are designed to enable variable measurement conditions, and a wide variety of samples in liquid or air can be analyzed. We also have the broadest sensor surface offering on the market, enabling you to achieve your real-life conditions.

  • As easy as it gets

Turn-key instruments, intuitive software and support from our experienced team of experts will ensure you get the most out of your measurements.

Technical Specifications

QSense Initator QSense Explorer QSense Analyzer QSense Pro
Number of sensors 1 1 4 8 (4 parallel in flow)
Volume above each sensor ~ 40 µl ~ 40 µl ~ 40 µl ~ 15 µl
Minimum sample volume ~ 200 μl ~ 200 μl ~ 200 μl ~ 50 μl
Working temperature ± 0.02 °C 20 - 45 °C 15 - 65 °C 15 - 65 °C 4 - 70 °C
Minimum dispense volume - - - 1 μlB
Sensors Gold, SiO2, Ti and other metals, oxides, glass, polymers, etc. Gold, SiO2, Ti and other metals, oxides, glass, polymers, etc. Gold, SiO2, Ti and other metals, oxides, glass, polymers, etc. Gold, SiO2, Ti and other metals, oxides, glass, polymers, etc.
Maximum time resolution ~ 4 data points per second c ~ 200 data points per second d ~ 200 data points per second d ~ 200 data points per second d
Maximum mass sensitivity in liquid - ~ 0.5 ng/cm2 E ~ 0.5 ng/cm2 E ~ 0.5 ng/cm2 E
Normal mass sensitivity in liquid ~ 1.8 ng/cm2 ~ 1.8 ng/cm2 F ~ 1.8 ng/cm2 G ~ 1.8 ng/cm2 G
Maximum dissipation sensitivity in liquid - ~ 0.04 x 10-6 E ~ 0.04 x 10-6 E ~ 0.04 x 10-6 E
Normal dissipation sensitivity in liquid ~ 0.1 x 10-6 ~ 0.1 x 10-6 F ~ 0.1 x 10-6 G ~ 0.1 x 10-6 G
Electronics unit (HxWxL in cm) 18x36x21 18x36x21 18x36x21 70x67x57
Chamber (HxWxL in cm) 5x10x15 5x10x15 12x23x34 70x67x57
Analysis software - QSense Dfind QSense Dfind QSense Dfind
Output parameters Frequency, dissipation, Sauerbrey mass Frequency, dissipation, modeled values of mass, thickness and viscoelasticity. Frequency, dissipation, modeled values of mass, thickness and viscoelasticity. Frequency, dissipation, modeled values of mass, thickness and viscoelasticity.
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Available models

Soma QSense Pro

Do you need to perform large-scale QCM-D analysis? The fully automated QSense Pro is best fit for the job. 

 

Key Features

Fully automated for large-scale analysis

QSense Pro is the most advanced QCM instrument on the market with full automation enabling enhanced efficiency and reproducibility. You can easily program your measurements in the software and high precision flow-control ensures effective sample use.

Automated measurements

Integrated sample handling and intuitive software. Preprogramming and full automation allows for unattended measurements.

High throughput

The 8-sensor module enables 8 measurements to be programmed in advance which reduces hand-on time and increases throughput.

Precise sample handling

Sharp sample exchange and a minimum of 50 µl sample per sensor ensures effective sample use.

High reproducibility

High precision flow-control is ensured by syringe pumps. Programming of automated mixing, including concentration gradients of samples, increases reproducibility.

Evaluation of several parameters in parallel

Syringe pumps that run separately enable 4 channels to be used independently with different samples and measurement sequencies.

Quantification of film properties

Data collection at high sample rate from 7 harmonics of the fundamental frequency gives maximum input for data analysis and quantification of mass, thickness, viscosity and shear modulus of the adsorbed film.

Biolin QSense Analyzer

Both fast and flexible, QSense Analyzer enables you to compare several samples at the same time. 

 

Key Features

For fast sample processing at high quality

QSense Analyzer produces high quality data from four measurements in parallel. The smart design with four removable flow modules makes it easy to set up new experiments. QSense Analyzer will quickly become a workhorse in your lab.

Efficient evaluation of parameters

Four measurement modules with separate sample flow enables evaluation of different substrates and/or samples in parallel.

Facilitated data comparison

All measurements performed in the same experiment run with equal time sequence which simplifies comparison between measurements in the data analysis.

Increased throughput

Four measurements in parallel increases through-put and minimizes hands-on time.

Quantification of film properties

Data collection at high sample rate from 7 harmonics of the fundamental frequency gives maximum input for data analysis and quantification of mass, thickness, viscosity and shear modulus of the adsorbed film

Biolin QSense Explorer

Discover the many possibilities of our most versatile and modular QCM-D instrument. 

 

Key Features

Versatile and modular quantification

QSense Explorer is the versatile instrument with endless possibilities. Thanks to a modular design and optional measurement modules, it enables you to extend your measurement conditions and combine measurements with several other technologies.

Endless experiment possibilities

Modular design with several options extends the measurement conditions and gives maximum flexibility.

Combination measurements

The compact chamber together with specialty modules enables simultaneous QCM-D measurements with microscopy, electrochemistry and ellipsometry.

Quantification of film properties

Data collection at high sample rate from 7 harmonics of the fundamental frequency gives maximum input for data analysis and quantification of mass, thickness, viscosity and shear modulus of the adsorbed film.

 
Biolin QSense Initiator

Get started with QCM-D technology using QSense Initiator. The instrument features core functions and produces high quality data. 

 

Key Features

Get up and running with QCM with dissipation monitoring

QSense Initiator focuses on the fundamental functions and qualities of QCM-D analysis. It produces data with superior accuracy, has a robust design and enables a wide range of experimental conditions to suit your basic needs.

High quality data

Rapid data sampling and qualitative components ensure excellent data quality and accurate measurements.

Robust design

Easy to setup and run. Controlled environment conditions thanks to exquisite temperature and liquid flow control.

Wide range of experimental conditions

High chemical compatibility and wide temperature span. Compatible with the entire range of QSense Sensors.

Biolin QSense High Pressure

The system provides you with the opportunity to explore real-life conditions of high pressure and high temperature in your experimental set up. 

 

Key Features

Make smarter decisions

Whether you are struggling to increase oil yield, to prevent fouling of pipes or to find an optimal lubricant for engines, it is valuable to understand your processes better. With QSense High Pressure you can make smarter decisions based on information about the surface interaction processes that are key to your outcome.

Explore real-life conditions

We are providing standard and custom made sensors to fit your needs. Study what happens in real-time to draw conclusions and optimize your process based on QCM-D results. Analyzing under relevant conditions can make the whole difference. That is why we created the QSense High Pressure. 

Add a highly sensitive tool 

Recording the changes of frequency and dissipation of a quartz crystal sensor, the technology offers you a new set of eyes in the studies of surface events such as adsorption and desorption at the nanoscale. 

 

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Biolin Scientific

Biolin Scientific is a worldwide company making state of the art instruments and smart solutions for scientists. Knowledge is our greatest resource and an essential part of everything we do. In collaboration with leading universities and industries, we solve challenges to simplify the everyday life in the lab. Our customers are the experts in surface science, and we have the tools for them to progress.

The Biolin Scientific portfolio consists of the following brands: Attension®, KSV NIMA and QSense.

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