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Title: Micromechanical transient sensor for measuring viscosity and density of a fluid

Abstract

A method and apparatus for measuring the viscosity and/or specific density of a fluid utilizes a microcantilever vibrated in the analyte fluid. The source of vibration is switched on and off and the transient behavior or decay in amplitude of the vibration is monitored. The method is particularly useful for the measurement of process conditions in remote locations in real time.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [3]
  1. (Knoxville, TN)
  2. (Plano, TX)
  3. (Torcy, FR)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
LOCKHEED MARTIN ENERGY RES COR
OSTI Identifier:
874099
Patent Number(s):
6311549
Assignee:
U T Battelle LLC (Oak Ridge, TN) ORNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-96OR22464
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
micromechanical; transient; sensor; measuring; viscosity; density; fluid; method; apparatus; andor; specific; utilizes; microcantilever; vibrated; analyte; source; vibration; switched; behavior; decay; amplitude; monitored; useful; measurement; process; conditions; remote; locations; time; remote location; /73/

Citation Formats

Thundat, Thomas G., Oden, Patrick I., Warmack, Robert J., and Finot, Eric Laurent. Micromechanical transient sensor for measuring viscosity and density of a fluid. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Thundat, Thomas G., Oden, Patrick I., Warmack, Robert J., & Finot, Eric Laurent. Micromechanical transient sensor for measuring viscosity and density of a fluid. United States.
Thundat, Thomas G., Oden, Patrick I., Warmack, Robert J., and Finot, Eric Laurent. Mon . "Micromechanical transient sensor for measuring viscosity and density of a fluid". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874099.
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abstractNote = {A method and apparatus for measuring the viscosity and/or specific density of a fluid utilizes a microcantilever vibrated in the analyte fluid. The source of vibration is switched on and off and the transient behavior or decay in amplitude of the vibration is monitored. The method is particularly useful for the measurement of process conditions in remote locations in real time.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2001},
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