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Sticky quartz crystal microbalance as a particle monitor
Author(s): O. Manuel Uy; Russell Paul Cain; Bliss G. Carkhuff; Andrew M. Lennon
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Paper Abstract

Quartz crystal microbalances (QCM) have been used for over twenty years as contamination monitors in space satellites to measure film deposition on sensitive surfaces such optical mirrors, thermal radiators and solar arrays. However, it is only recently that miniature quartz crystal microbalances were used as particle monitors after the QCMs were coated with low outgassing grease to trap and measure the mass of particles impinging on the quartz surfaces. Results of these experiments utilizing 'sticky' QCMs are described for a series of wind- tunnel missile tests.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3784, Rough Surface Scattering and Contamination, (25 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366690
Show Author Affiliations
O. Manuel Uy, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Russell Paul Cain, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Bliss G. Carkhuff, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Andrew M. Lennon, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3784:
Rough Surface Scattering and Contamination
Zu-Han Gu; Philip T. C. Chen; Zu-Han Gu; Alexei A. Maradudin; Alexei A. Maradudin, Editor(s)

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