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Chin. Phys. B, 2017, Vol. 26(6): 067704    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/26/6/067704

Hybrid temperature effect on a quartz crystal microbalance resonator in aqueous solutions

Qiang Li(李强), Yu Gu(谷宇), Bin Xie(谢斌)
School of Automation and Electrical Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
Abstract  The quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) is an important tool that can sense nanogram changes in mass. The hybrid temperature effect on a QCM resonator in aqueous solutions leads to unconvincing detection results. Control of the temperature effect is one of the keys when using the QCM for high precision measurements. Based on the Sauerbrey's and Kanazawa's theories, we proposed a method for enhancing the accuracy of the QCM measurement, which takes into account not only the thermal variations of viscosity and density but also the thermal behavior of the QCM resonator. We presented an improved Sauerbrey equation that can be used to effectively compensate the drift of the QCM resonator. These results will play a significant role when applying the QCM at the room temperature.
Keywords:  quartz crystal microbalance      hybrid temperature effect      aqueous solution  
Received:  09 March 2017      Revised:  25 April 2017      Accepted manuscript online: 
PACS:  77.65.Fs (Electromechanical resonance; quartz resonators)  
  43.58.Ry (Distortion: frequency, nonlinear, phase, and transient; measurement of distortion)  
  43.58.Hp (Tuning forks, frequency standards; frequency measuring and recording instruments; time standards and chronographs)  
Fund: Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61672094).
Corresponding Authors:  Yu Gu     E-mail:

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Qiang Li(李强), Yu Gu(谷宇), Bin Xie(谢斌) Hybrid temperature effect on a quartz crystal microbalance resonator in aqueous solutions 2017 Chin. Phys. B 26 067704

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