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Title: Simple dissipative quartz crystal microbalance and methods for determining dissipation decay constants

Abstract

We describe a simple dissipative quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) and two simple methods for determining the dissipation factor. The microbalance consists of an oscillator circuit interfaced with a personal computer. The oscillation voltages are undersampled through a low speed data acquisition card. Both methods for determining the resonant frequency and the dissipation factor assume a limited variation of the resonant frequency, which is the case for general applications of QCMs. The first method directly fits the undersampled data with a nonlinear function. The second method determines the resonant frequency of a quartz crystal by Fourier transformation of the acquired data. The dissipation factor is obtained by rectifying the undersampled data and then fitting them with an exponential function.

Authors:
; ; ; ; ; ;  [1];  [2]
  1. Department of Modern Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230027 (China)
  2. (China) and Department of Physics, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 5110 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64110 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20778932
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 77; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2173845; (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; CRYSTALS; DATA ACQUISITION; DISSIPATION FACTOR; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; FOURIER TRANSFORMATION; MICROBALANCES; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; OSCILLATIONS; OSCILLATORS; PERSONAL COMPUTERS; QUARTZ; USES

Citation Formats

Wu Kun, Wu Bing, Feng, C.-Q., Du Xianbin, Huang Huan, Yin Zejie, Zhu Daming, and Department of Modern Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230027. Simple dissipative quartz crystal microbalance and methods for determining dissipation decay constants. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2173845.
Wu Kun, Wu Bing, Feng, C.-Q., Du Xianbin, Huang Huan, Yin Zejie, Zhu Daming, & Department of Modern Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230027. Simple dissipative quartz crystal microbalance and methods for determining dissipation decay constants. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2173845.
Wu Kun, Wu Bing, Feng, C.-Q., Du Xianbin, Huang Huan, Yin Zejie, Zhu Daming, and Department of Modern Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230027. Wed . "Simple dissipative quartz crystal microbalance and methods for determining dissipation decay constants". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2173845.
@article{osti_20778932,
title = {Simple dissipative quartz crystal microbalance and methods for determining dissipation decay constants},
author = {Wu Kun and Wu Bing and Feng, C.-Q. and Du Xianbin and Huang Huan and Yin Zejie and Zhu Daming and Department of Modern Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230027},
abstractNote = {We describe a simple dissipative quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) and two simple methods for determining the dissipation factor. The microbalance consists of an oscillator circuit interfaced with a personal computer. The oscillation voltages are undersampled through a low speed data acquisition card. Both methods for determining the resonant frequency and the dissipation factor assume a limited variation of the resonant frequency, which is the case for general applications of QCMs. The first method directly fits the undersampled data with a nonlinear function. The second method determines the resonant frequency of a quartz crystal by Fourier transformation of the acquired data. The dissipation factor is obtained by rectifying the undersampled data and then fitting them with an exponential function.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2173845},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 3,
volume = 77,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Mar 15 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Wed Mar 15 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}