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Title: Measuring liquid properties with smooth- and textured-surface resonators

Abstract

The sensitivity of quartz resonators to surface mass accumulation enables their use in a number of sensing applications. The linear change in resonant frequency that occurs with mass accumulation allows the device to function as a general-purpose gravimetric detector or ``microbalance.`` The device is easily instrumented as a sensor by incorporating it as the frequency-control element of an oscillator circuit. The response of thickness shear mode (TSM) resonators in liquids is examined. Smooth-surface devices, which viscously entrain a layer of contacting liquid, respond to the product of liquid density and viscosity. Textured-surface devices, which also trap liquid in surface features, exhibit an additional response that depends on liquid density alone. Combining smooth and textured resonators in a monolithic sensor allows simultaneous measurement of liquid density and viscosity.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
139545
Report Number(s):
SAND-93-1565C; CONF-9306205-2; CONF-9406199-1
ON: DE93019433; TRN: AHC29312%%2
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789; AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Conference: 1993 Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) frequency control symposium, Salt Lake City, UT (United States); Boston, MA (United States), 2-4 Jun 1993; 1-3 Jun 1994; Other Information: PBD: [1993]
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; RESONATORS; PERFORMANCE; LIQUIDS; DENSITY; VISCOSITY; QUARTZ; FREQUENCY CONTROL; SURFACE PROPERTIES; RESPONSE FUNCTIONS; FABRICATION; EXPERIMENTAL DATA

Citation Formats

Martin, S.J., Wessendorf, K.O., Gebert, C.T., Frye, G.C., Cernosek, R.W., Casaus, L., and Mitchell, M.A. Measuring liquid properties with smooth- and textured-surface resonators. United States: N. p., 1993. Web. doi:10.2172/139545.
Martin, S.J., Wessendorf, K.O., Gebert, C.T., Frye, G.C., Cernosek, R.W., Casaus, L., & Mitchell, M.A. Measuring liquid properties with smooth- and textured-surface resonators. United States. doi:10.2172/139545.
Martin, S.J., Wessendorf, K.O., Gebert, C.T., Frye, G.C., Cernosek, R.W., Casaus, L., and Mitchell, M.A. Sun . "Measuring liquid properties with smooth- and textured-surface resonators". United States. doi:10.2172/139545. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/139545.
@article{osti_139545,
title = {Measuring liquid properties with smooth- and textured-surface resonators},
author = {Martin, S.J. and Wessendorf, K.O. and Gebert, C.T. and Frye, G.C. and Cernosek, R.W. and Casaus, L. and Mitchell, M.A.},
abstractNote = {The sensitivity of quartz resonators to surface mass accumulation enables their use in a number of sensing applications. The linear change in resonant frequency that occurs with mass accumulation allows the device to function as a general-purpose gravimetric detector or ``microbalance.`` The device is easily instrumented as a sensor by incorporating it as the frequency-control element of an oscillator circuit. The response of thickness shear mode (TSM) resonators in liquids is examined. Smooth-surface devices, which viscously entrain a layer of contacting liquid, respond to the product of liquid density and viscosity. Textured-surface devices, which also trap liquid in surface features, exhibit an additional response that depends on liquid density alone. Combining smooth and textured resonators in a monolithic sensor allows simultaneous measurement of liquid density and viscosity.},
doi = {10.2172/139545},
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place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {8}
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