High accuracy scientific measurements without complexities

openQCM Wi2 is a user-friendly Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM) for precise real-time mass sensing, measuring fundamental frequency and providing integrated temperature monitoring for nanoscale molecular analysis.

Thin Film Deposition
The device can be utilized to monitor the growth of thin films in real-time, enabling researchers to optimize deposition processes and characterize the properties of new materials.
Environmental Monitoring
Can be employed to detect trace amounts of specific contaminants or chemical species in air or water samples, contributing to a better understanding of environmental pollution levels and helping to develop improved remediation strategies.
Biosensor Development
By leveraging the openQCM Wi2's mass sensing capabilities, researchers can create biosensors that detect specific biological or chemical agents. This can lead to the development of innovative diagnostic tools and environmental monitoring systems.
Surface Chemistry
Ideal for monitoring adsorption/desorption processes on various surfaces, enabling researchers to investigate how different materials interact with specific analytes. This can be useful in the development of novel coatings and functionalized surfaces for various applications.
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OpenQCM Wi2 in Biosensor Development: a Case Study
"Affinity Recognition Based Gravimetric Nanosensor for Equilin Detection" | Aylaz, Gülgün; Andaç, Müge | Chemosensors, vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 172, 2022
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OpenQCM Wi2 in Environmental Monitoring: a Case Study
"Studies of Emission Processes of Polymer Additives into Water Using Quartz Crystal Microbalance—A Case Study on Organophosphate Esters" | Xiao, Linhong; et al. | Environmental science & technology, vol. 54, no. 8, pp. 4876–4885, 2020
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OpenQCM Wi2 in Surface Chemistry: a Case Study
"Quartz Crystal Microbalance Coated with Polyacrylonitrile/Nickel Nanofibers for High-Performance Methanol Gas Detection" | Rohman, Yadi Mulyadi; et al. | ACS Omega, 2023
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OpenQCM Wi2 in Thin Film Deposition: a Case Study
"Localized and Surface Plasmons Coupling for Ultrasensitive Dopamine Detection by means of SPR-Based Perylene Bisimide/Au Nanostructures Thin Film! | Pagano, Rosanna; et al. | Advanced Materials Interfaces, vol. 8, no. 20, pp. 2101023, 2021
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An entire laboratory in one hand

Every detail has been designed to simplify the experimental activities of the researcher. 

a truly scientific instrument

A scientific instruments simple and accurate at the same time. With a resolution < 1 Hz, it is possible to achieve sensitivities below the nanogram level.

powerful microcontroller

The main electronics integrates a Teensy microcontoller, an Arduino-compatible development board equipped with an ARM Cortex-M7 at 600 MHz processor

pogo-pin contacts

Pogo pin electrical connections minimize mechanical stress on the quartz crystal, reducing frequency drift and additional noise.

fully open hardware

An open hardware device that offers you the opportunity to truly understand how scientific instrument works and improve it.

plug & play

An easy-to-use scientific tool. Simply plug the device into your PC and you can start taking measurements.

high modularity

A modular design allowing for maximum flexibility and easy integration of additional modules for specific applications. An ideal choice for researchers who need a versatile platform that can be customized to meet their unique requirements

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