Label-free, real-time interaction and adsorption analysis 2: quartz crystal microbalance.

In this chapter, a second biosensor technique is described: the quartz crystal microbalance (QCM). The quartz crystal microbalance is a physical technique that detects changes in the resonance frequency of an electrically driven quartz crystal with changes in mass. Unlike surface plasmon resonance (SPR), QCM is affected by both the water that may be… CONTINUE READING