Piezoelectric Sensors

  • Andreas Janshoff
  • Claudia Steinem

Part of the Springer Series on Chemical Sensors and Biosensors book series (SSSENSORS, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Physical Aspects of QCM-Measurements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ralf Lucklum, Frank Eichelbaum
      Pages 3-47
    3. Diethelm Johannsmann
      Pages 49-109
    4. M. Urbakh, V. Tsionsky, E. Gileadi, L. Daikhin
      Pages 111-149
    5. Diethelm Johannsmann
      Pages 151-170
  3. Chemical and Biological Applications of the QCM

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Franz L. Dickert, Peter A. Lieberzeit
      Pages 173-210
    3. Maria Minunni, Marco Mascini, Sara Tombelli
      Pages 211-235
    4. Robert D. Vaughan, George G. Guilbault
      Pages 237-280
    5. Vanessa Heitmann, Björn Reiß, Joachim Wegener
      Pages 303-338
  4. Applications Based on Advanced QCM-Techniques

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 481-483

About this book


Chemically and biologically functionalized piezoelectric sensors are attractive alternatives to surface-sensitive transducers due to their surpassing versatility. The fourth volume of the Springer Series on Chemical Sensors and Biosensors includes a comprehensive theoretical treatment and current state-of-the art applications of the quartz crystal microbalance (QCM). Interface circuits and the study of viscoelasticity and micromechanics as well as surface roughness with the QCM are discussed. The broad field of analytical applications of piezoelectric sensors is covered, which ranges from nucleic acid detection, immunosensors, protein-membrane interactions and monitoring cells by imprinted polymers to the viscoelastic response of living mammalian cells on QCM-resonators. Sophisticated derivatives of the classical QCM, such as rupture event scanning, the use of extraordinary high frequency crystals, and electrochemical QCM, clearly reveal the advantages of combining multiple techniques to realize new detection schemes on the basis of piezoelectric resonators.


Microbalance Monitor Transducer adsorption basics cell biology cells circuit crystal enzymes mechanics model polymer proteins sensors

Editors and affiliations

  • Andreas Janshoff
    • 1
  • Claudia Steinem
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Physical ChemistryUniversity of MainzMainzGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Organic and Biomolecular ChemistryGeorg August UniversityGöttingenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-36567-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-36568-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1612-7617
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