Applications of Piezoelectric Quartz Crystal Microbalances

Author: C. Lu
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0444596488
Format: PDF
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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.

Nanopatterning and Nanoscale Devices for Biological Applications

Author: Seila Šelimović
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 146658632X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Nanoscale techniques and devices have had an explosive influence on research in life sciences and bioengineering. Reflecting this influence, Nanopatterning and Nanoscale Devices for Biological Applications provides valuable insight into the latest developments in nanoscale technologies for the study of biological systems. Written and edited by experts in the field, this first-of-its-kind collection of topics: Covers device fabrication methods targeting the substrate on the nanoscale through surface modification Explores the generation of nanostructured biointerfaces and bioelectronics elements Examines microfluidically generated droplets as reactors enabling nanoscale sample preparation and analysis Gives an overview of key biosensors and integrated devices with nanoscale functionalities Discusses the biological applications of nanoscale devices, including a review of nanotechnology in tissue engineering Readers gain a deep understanding of the cutting-edge applications of nanotechnologies in biological engineering, and learn how to apply the relevant scientific concepts to their own research. Nanopatterning and Nanoscale Devices for Biological Applications is the definitive reference for researchers in engineering, biology, and biomedicine, and for anyone exploring the newest trends in this innovative field.

Nanotechnology Research Methods for Food and Bioproducts

Author: Graciela Wild Padua, PhD
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118229363
Format: PDF, Docs
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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, ePub
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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, ePub, Docs
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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, 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.