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Use Of A Cryogenically Cooled QCM In Conjunction With A Programmable Data Acquisition System To Detect And Examine Accreted Mass On The Sensing Crystal Caused By Environmental Contamination
Author(s): Donald A. Wallace; Scott A. Wallace
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Paper Abstract

A miniature quartz crystal microbalance (mQCM), called the MK 16 QCM Sensor by QCM Research, is fully described in terms of its temperature range (5°K to 360°K), its ability to raise the temperature of the crystals independently of the case (which is held at --.10°K) with zero to 1.5 watts of power, and be designed as a flight qualified unit. As a QCM sensor, the MK 16 not only measures the mass of contaminates that arrive with time (6.7 Hz per monolayer) but also by raising the temperature of the crystal, constituent gasses will be re-emitted from the crystal which can be further analyzed by QCM thermogravimetry (QTGA).

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 January 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1165, Scatter from Optical Components, (2 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.962870
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Donald A. Wallace, QCM Research (United States)
Scott A. Wallace, QCM Research (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1165:
Scatter from Optical Components
John C. Stover, Editor(s)

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