A simple setup to simultaneously measure the resonant frequency and the absolute dissipation

Rodahl, Michael; Kasemo, Bengt
September 1996
Review of Scientific Instruments;Sep96, Vol. 67 Issue 9, p3238
Academic Journal
Describes a simple setup to simultaneously measure the resonant frequency and the absolute dissipation factor of a quartz crystal microbalance. Use of a signal generator for driving the crystal at its resonant frequency; Measurement of the decay using a ferrite toroid transformer; Obtaining the absolute dissipation factor and resonant frequency.


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