Bio Characterization

KSV Microbalance

The KSV QCM-Z500 microbalance is a computer controlled quartz crystal microbalance based on impedance analysis for determining the frequency (f) and the quality of resonance (Q) of quartz crystals in a gaseous or liquid environment. In other words, the QCM-D microbalance is a mass sensing device with the ability to measure very small changes in mass (1 ng/cm2 in air, 5 ng/cm2 in liquid) on a quartz crystal resonator in real-time.
Access to the instrument is subjected to training, to schedule a session please contact Dr. Silvia Dante.

Nanoenabler

The NanoEnabler system is an inkjet molecular printer that can dispense minute volumes of liquid (femto-picoliter) at defined positions to create patterns of spots or lines with high spatial accuracy (sub-micron). It can be used to create pattern of proteins, polymers, NPs etc. It works at controlled relative humidity. Access to the instrument is subjected to training, to schedule a session please contact Dr. Silvia Dante.

KSV Langmuir-Trough

A Langmuir-Trough (KSV) is used to compress monolayers of molecules on the surface of a given subphase and measures surface phenomena due to this compression. It can also be used to deposit single or multiple monolayers on a solid substrate.
Access to the instrument is subjected to training, to schedule a session please contact Dr. Silvia Dante.