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The Quartz Crystal Microbalance in Soft Matter Research

Part of the series Soft and Biological Matter pp 359-376

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  • Diethelm JohannsmannAffiliated withInstitute of Physical Chemistry, Clausthal University of Technology Email author 

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Abstract

The QCM is often combined with other techniques of interface analysis. In some cases, doing that in situ is straight-forward. An example is the electrochemical QCM (EQCM). The combination with optical reflectometry is particularly interesting because the data analysis proceeds along similar lines, but still often leads to an effective optical thickness, which is lower than the Sauerbrey thickness.