Applications of Piezoelectric Quartz Crystal Microbalances

Author: C. Lu
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0444596488
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Applications of Piezoelectric Quartz Crystal Microbalances deals with the theory, design, artifacts, and varied applications of the piezoelectric quartz crystal microbalance. Applications of microbalances range from thin film deposition process control to simultaneous measurement of mass and temperature, analytical chemistry, and space system contamination studies. Stress effects in microbalances are also considered. Comprised of 10 chapters, this volume begins with a historical background and overview of applications of piezoelectric quartz crystal microbalances, followed by an analysis of the theory and practice of microbalances. The role of acoustic impedance in a quartz crystal microbalance and design considerations for a microbalance are given emphasis. Subsequent chapters focus on applications of microbalances in thin film deposition process control; simultaneous measurement of mass and temperature; surface science and analytical chemistry; plasma-assisted etching and space system contamination studies; and aerosol mass measurement. This monograph will be of interest to students and practitioners of physics, chemistry, and materials science.

Surfaces and Interfaces for Biomaterials

Author: Pankaj Vadgama
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849334467
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Given such problems as rejection, the interface between an implant and its human host is a critical area in biomaterials. Surfaces and Interfaces for Biomaterials summarizes the wealth of research on understanding the surface properties of biomaterials and the way they interact with human tissue. The first part of the book reviews the way biomaterial surfaces form. Part Two then discusses ways of monitoring and characterizing surface structure and behavior. The final two parts of the book look at a range of in vitro and in vivo studies of the complex interactions between biomaterials and the body. Chapters cover such topics as bone and tissue regeneration, the role of interface interactions in biodegradable biomaterials, microbial biofilm formation, vascular tissue engineering and ways of modifying biomaterial surfaces to improve biocompatibility. Surfaces and Interfaces for Biomaterials will be a standard work on how to understand and control surface processes in ensuring biomaterials are used successfully in medicine.

Nanotechnology Research Methods for Food and Bioproducts

Author: Graciela Wild Padua, PhD
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118229363
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Food nanotechnology is an expanding field. This expansion is based on the advent of new technologies for nanostructure characterization, visualization, and construction. Nanotechnology Research Methods for Food and Bioproducts introduces the reader to a selection of the most widely used techniques in food and bioproducts nanotechnology. This book focuses on state-of-the-art equipment and contains a description of the essential tool kit of a nanotechnologist. Targeted at researchers and product development teams, this book serves as a quick reference and a guide in the selection of nanotechnology experimental research tools.

Smart Membranes and Sensors

Author: Annarosa Gugliuzza
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119028639
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book facilitates the access to the various disciplines, highlighting their many points of contacts and making the clear the message that membrane-based sensors represent the future of the research in every field, including chemistry, biology, biomedicine, textiles, and electronics.

Thin Polymer and Phospholipid Films for Biosensors

Author: Torbjorn Tjarnhage
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788131346
Format: PDF
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Two types of films were examined with respect to fundamental properties that are essential for biosensor applications. The first was formed by electrostatic binding of charged electroactive transition metal complexes into hydrophilic ion exchange polymers. The second comprised thin phospholipid layers, prepared from liposomes composed of mixtures of naturally occurring amphiphiles. Several lipophilic biomolecules are located in & designed to function within the lipid bilayer structure of the membranes that enclose cells & cell organelles. Illustrated.

Piezoelectric Transducers and Applications

Author: Antonio Arnau Vives
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540775080
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This updated guide to the current state-of-the-art of this complex and multidisciplinary area fills an urgent need for a unified source of information on piezoelectric devices and their astounding variety of existing and emerging applications. New understandings underlying the principles of Piezoelectric Transducers, new technological advances in its applications, and new areas of utility for these transducers made a second edition of this book inevitable.