Analytical applications of the electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance

AR Hillman, DC Loveday, MJ Swann, S Bruckenstein, CP Wilde

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    The electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance (EQCM) has considerable potential as a sensor. The strategy is to use exchange of mobile species between a surface immobilised polymer film and a solution as a probe of solution composition. Film composition changes are monitored gravimetrically. The quartz crystal microbalance offers generality of detection by mass and high sensitivity. Selectivity is sought via choice of polymer coating and electrochemical control variables. In this paper we discuss the thermodynamics and kinetics of the exchange process and conditions under which the EQCM technique is applicable.
    Translated title of the contributionAnalytical applications of the electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBiosensors and Chemical Sensors
    PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Electronic)9780841213432
    ISBN (Print)9780841222182
    Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 1992

    Publication series

    NameACS Symposium Series
    PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
    ISSN (Print)0097-6156
    ISSN (Electronic)1947-5918


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