Your World on a sensor

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Your World on a sensor

The sensor is a critical part of a QCM-D experiment; in order to ensure optimal results in your lab, we therefore guarantee the quality and stability of all our standard Q-Sensors. We offer a wide range of coatings, as well as customized coatings.


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Product Description

Biolin Scientific have in-house development of sen­sors as well as collaborations with customers, universities and companies to explore new applications. If you can’t find your desired material below, do as many other customers have already done, please contact us for an enquiry.

Different Sensor Coatings


Inspirational customer cases

Sensor description

Example of model systems

Example of applications

Aluminium (Al) Electrodes Electrochemistry, lithium insertion, energy
Aluminium Oxide (Al2O3) Water treatment plant, nanoparticles Environmental
AlSiO Kaolinite mimic Energy, mining
Amorphous Fluoropolymer AF1600 from DuPont Teflon, non-stick surfaces, inert surfaces Protein surfaces, cleaning and detergent analysis, petroleum
Barium Titanate (BaTiO3) Dielectric ceramic used for capacitors  
Biotin (on gold) Biological, biochemical interaction Molecular biology, protein interactions, antigens
Borosilicate glass Labware, syringes, cookware Pharmaceuticals, cleaning and detergent anlysis
Cellulose (on SiO2) Fabric, filter, fiber Enzyme interactions, cleaning and detergent analysis, electrochemistry, biofuels
Chromium (Cr) Coating Corrosion, electronics
Cobalt (Co) Orthopedic implant, battery, pigment, porcelain Medical device, energy, electroplating
Copper (Cu) Wire, cables, coating Corrosion, antifouling
Gold (Ag) Universal surface Thiols, anything – everything sticks to gold
Gold (Ti Adhesion) Universal surface Fundamental electrochemistry
Graphene oxide* Graphene Oxide Electronics, energy storage, biomedical applications and biosensors
His-tag Capturing Biological, biochemical interactions Antibody studies, protein-protein, probing of conformational changes
Hydroxyapatite Bone, teeth, bioinspired material, mineral Biomaterials, medical device
Iron (Fe) Combustion engine, nano particles Corrosion, environmental transport, energy
Iron Oxide (Fe2O3) Hematite mimic, nanoparticles, pipelines Solar energy, photocatalyst, energy, environmental
Iron Oxide (Fe3O4) Magnetite mimic, pipelines, nanoparticles Pigment catalyst, corrosion, biofilm formation, environmental transport, energy
Indium Tin Oxide (ITO on Au) Solar panel Energy, solar cells
Magnesium (Mg) Mineral Energy, mining, also used in cars, bikes, cell phones
Molybdenum (Mo) Mineral Energy, mining (also replaces Tungsten in some applications and used as fertalizer)
NHS-Amine Coupling Biological, biochemical interaction Protein interactions, molecular biology, antigens
Nylon “6,6” Nylon fabric Cleaning and detergent analysis
Polyethylenimine (PEI) Additive, flocculating agent Detergents, adhesives, water treatment agents, cosmetics, wet-strength agent in the paper-making process.
Platinum (Pt) Electrodes Fuel cells, catalytic converters, energy
Polystyrene (Ps) Hydrophobic surface, filters Cell studies, inert surfaces, filter interaction, medical device
Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) Plexiglass, microfluidic material, biomaterial, bonecement, dentalfilling, lenses Biomedical, aquariums, car headlights
Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) Plastic, pharmaceutical filter and falcon tube Container interactions, harmaceutical industry
Silicon (Si) Semiconductor Energy, etching
Silicon Carbide (SiC) Rare mineral moissanite, carbone supporters, electrodes Energy, catalysts, electronics
Silicon Dioxide (SiO2) Glass Etching processes, silanization, cleaning and detergent analysis
Silicon Nitride (SiN) Biomaterials, integrated circuits Electronics, medical device
Silicon Oxycarbide (SiOC) Carbon supports, electrodes Catalysts, LEDs, brakes, graphene production, energy
Silver (Ag) Nano particles, antimicrobial coating Environmental transport, coatings, materials
Soda-lime glass Household glass (bottles, jars) labware Cleaning products, surface interactions
Stainless Steel (SS2343, US 316) Acid resistant steel Environmental, polluted industrial or city environments
Stainless Steel (L605) Stents Medical device, biomaterials, blood coagulation
Tantalum (Ta) Electrodes, reactors Alloys, electronics, energy
Tantalum Nitride (TaN) Electrodes Electronics
Titanium (Ti) Medical implants Medical device, biomaterials
Tungsten (W) Electrodes Etching processes
Zinc Oxide (ZnO) Minerals Mining, energy, rubber manufacture, ceramic industry, calamine lotion
Zinc Sulfide (ZnS) Mineral Energy, mining, luminiscent and optical material, pigment
Zirconium Oxide (ZrO) Ceramics, fuel cell, membrane Alloys sintering, energy

 Standardized soils**

Standardized used cooking oil    
Mixed starch, colored  (CFT DM 77)  
Egg Yolk, double  (CFT DM 22)  
Coffee with milk  (CFT DM 83)  


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