Quartz Crystal Microbalances

CrystalTek Corporation

Scales for the Nano World.


CrystalTek manufactures Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM) systems.  Our QCMs are used in vacuum chambers to measure molecular contamination of volatile condensable materials with sensitivity in the nanogram range.  CrystalTek produces its own line of high quality contamination measurement instruments in San Diego, California.

Applications include contamination monitoring in vacuum of outgassing levels for satellite payloads, materials testing (including ASTM E1559) and testing of surface coating interaction with different environments. 

CrystalTek manufactures two types of QCMs classified by the temperature control method and range:

  • Thermoelectric quartz crystal microbalance (TQCM) for measurements between -59°C and +100°C.
  • Cryogenic quartz crystal microbalance (CQCM) for measurements between -199°C and +100°C.




          What is a QCM? 

          TQCM System

          CQCM System

          Operation

          Drawings

          Specs