openQCM NEXT is the advanced open – source Quartz Crystal Microbalance with frequency and dissipation monitoring, enabling a comprehensive analysis of multiple overtones for detailed investigations into surface interactions. The device leverages active temperature control to maintain a consistent sample environment, ensuring the reliability and accuracy of measurements

Its ability to simultaneously monitor changes in frequency and dissipation on multiple overtones provides a deeper understanding of sample viscoelastic properties, making it a useful tool for advanced research applications.

Surface Science and Tribology
Utilize QCM-D techniques to examine molecular interactions and surface modifications in material science and lubrication. The added advantage of dissipation measurements provides deeper insights into viscoelastic properties and structural changes of adsorbed layers
Soft Condensed Matter
a QCM-D offers real-time, label-free analysis of soft condensed matter systems, measuring mass, thickness, and viscoelastic properties with high sensitivity. Its versatile, cost-effective, open-source design enables broad applications in polymers, gels, and colloids.
Protein Adsorption
Dissipation Monitoring in QCM studies offers a non-invasive approach to analyze protein adsorption, capturing real-time data on mass and structural changes. This versatile technique supports understanding of binding dynamics and molecular conformations across diverse conditions.
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OpenQCM NEXT in Surface Science and Tribology: a Case Study
"Enhanced Adsorption of Epoxy-Functional Nanoparticles onto Stainless Steel Significantly Reduces Friction in Tribological Studies" | Dr. Csilla György et al. | Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2023.
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OpenQCM NEXT in Soft Condensed Matter: a Case Study
"Porous Cellulose Thin Films as Sustainable and Effective Antimicrobial Surface Coatings" | Shaojun Qi et al. | ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2023
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OpenQCM NEXT in Protein Absorption: a Case Study
"Hydrophilic Aldehyde-Functional Polymer Brushes: Synthesis, Characterization, and Potential Bioapplications" | Emma E. Brotherton; et al. | Macromolecules, 2023
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Designed for Optimal Thermal Performance

openQCM NEXT design is the synthesis of valuable feedback from the scientific community. The unique bridge shape is specifically designed to maximize thermal dissipation and minimize electrical interference. This strategic design not only enhances the overall performance of the electronics but also ensures the utmost accuracy and reliability in measurements, making it an excellent tool for a wide range of research applications. Our commitment to continuous improvement and innovation is reflected in every aspect of the openQCM NEXT.

advanced scientific instrument

openQCM Next is a real-time analytical instrument based on a surface sensitive technology capable of monitoring phenomena at molecular scale. openQCM Next is sensitive to mass and viscoelastic changes on quartz crystal surface

DDS sweep technology

openQCM Next employs a scalar network analyzer electronic interface for frequency and dissipation monitoring. It utilizes an AD9851 DDS/DAC frequency synthesizer, which generates a sine wave within a frequency range of 0 to 60 MHz. The output signal is then detected by the AD8302 gain and phase detector for accurate readings.

multiple overtones

openQCM NEXT uses multiple QCM overtones measurement, monitoring both frequency and dissipation up to the 9th overtone for detailed sample characterization.

active temperature control

openQCM Next features an integrated Peltier module, providing active temperature control. The bi-directional temperature control operates in a range from 15 °C to 45 °C, with an accuracy of 0.01° C. Temperature control contributes to the stability and repeatability of measurements.


fludic module

openQCM Next sensor module has been re-engineered, incorporating materials specifically chosen to enhance both thermal performance and chemical compatibility.

multi frequency compatibility

openQCM Next fluidic module is designed to host quartz with different frequencies. A newly designed quartz crystal fluidic module compatible with a wide range of sensor chips

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