Quartz Crystal Microbalance Application for Characterization of Nanomaterials In Situ

Chapter

Abstract

Quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) or quartz microbalance (QMB) as an in situ precise method for mass control allows vast research of many processes of hetero-phasic mass transfer.

Abbreviations

AFM

Atomic Force Microscopy

CVD

Chemical Vapor Deposition

EQCM

Electrochemical Quartz Crystal Microbalance

GO

Graphene Oxide

IR

Infrared

MWCNT

Multiwalled Carbon Nano Tubes

NOM

Natural Organic Matter

NP

Nanoparticle

NR

Nanorod

NS

Nanospheres

NW

Nanowires

PVD

Physical Vapor Deposition

QCM

Quartz Crystal Microbalance

QCM-D

Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation Monitoring

QCR

Quartz Crystal Resonator

QD

Quantum Dot

QMB

Quartz Microbalance

SAM

Self-Assembled Monolayers

SEM

Scanning Electron Microscopy

SPM

Scanning Probe Microscopy

STM

Scanning Tunneling Microscope

SWCNT

Single-Walled Carbon Nano Tubes

TEM

Transmission Electron Microscopy

Nomenclature

Cm

Constant of the resonator parameters

D

Dissipation factor [−]

F

Resonance frequency [1/T]

F0

Natural vibration frequency of the QCR [1/T]

hf

Thickness of film [L]

hq

Thickness of quartz [L]

n

Number of harmonics [−]

s

Area of oscillation in the QCR [L2]

ΔD

Change in dissipation [−]

Δf

Change in frequency [1/T]

Δm

Change in mass [M]

ηf

Viscosity of the film [M·L−1·T−1]

ηL

Viscosity of liquid [M·L−1·T−1]

μf

Elastic modulus [M·L−1·T−2]

ρf

Density of coated film [M·L−3]

ρL

Density of liquid [M·L−3]

ρq

Density of quartz [M·L−3]

τ

Decay time constant [T]

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of advanced research and developmentPolyus Research Institute of M.F.StelmakhMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Sector for high-temperature and sensor materialsKurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, The Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  3. 3.The Institute of ChemistryThe Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael

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