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Traceability of frequency based mass measurements using a quartz crystal microbalance



Corey A. Stambaugh, Joshua M. Pomeroy, Hamza Shakeel


The Quartz Crystal Microbalance provides critical measurement capability for a wide variety of \textit{in situ} and \textit{in vivo} applications. However, it suffers from an underdeveloped connection to the SI (International System of Units). Here, a vacuum metal deposition system is used to deposit films of various masses on to the quartz crystals. The frequency change, which is proportional to the mass shift through the Sauerbrey nist-equation, is compared to direct mass comparison measurements using an SI traceable set of mass artifacts.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the XXII IMEKO World Congress
Conference Dates
September 3-6, 2018
Conference Location
Belfast, -1


QCM, sorption
Created November 13, 2018, Updated December 10, 2018