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Title: High-frequency shear-horizontal surface acoustic wave sensor

Abstract

A Love wave sensor uses a single-phase unidirectional interdigital transducer (IDT) on a piezoelectric substrate for leaky surface acoustic wave generation. The IDT design minimizes propagation losses, bulk wave interferences, provides a highly linear phase response, and eliminates the need for impedance matching. As an example, a high frequency (.about.300-400 MHz) surface acoustic wave (SAW) transducer enables efficient excitation of shear-horizontal waves on 36.degree. Y-cut lithium tantalate (LTO) giving a highly linear phase response (2.8.degree. P-P). The sensor has the ability to detect at the pg/mm.sup.2 level and can perform multi-analyte detection in real-time. The sensor can be used for rapid autonomous detection of pathogenic microorganisms and bioagents by field deployable platforms.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1084224
Patent Number(s):
8436509
Application Number:
12/169,239
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01N - INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
H - ELECTRICITY H03 - BASIC ELECTRONIC CIRCUITRY H03H - IMPEDANCE NETWORKS, e.g. RESONANT CIRCUITS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Branch, Darren W. High-frequency shear-horizontal surface acoustic wave sensor. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Branch, Darren W. High-frequency shear-horizontal surface acoustic wave sensor. United States.
Branch, Darren W. Tue . "High-frequency shear-horizontal surface acoustic wave sensor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1084224.
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