Instruments and Experimental Techniques

, Volume 52, Issue 2, pp 308–311

A low-temperature quartz microbalance

  • A. Yu. Ivanov
  • A. M. Plokhotnichenko
Laboratory Techniques

DOI: 10.1134/S0020441209020341

Cite this article as:
Ivanov, A.Y. & Plokhotnichenko, A.M. Instrum Exp Tech (2009) 52: 308. doi:10.1134/S0020441209020341


The design of a low-temperature quartz microbalance based on standard radio engineering quartz resonators is described. The sensitivity of the balance on PK88CP, PK104-5M, and PΓ-07 resonators at a 5-K temperature is determined. Special features of the practical use of the microbalance in the FTIR matrix insulation spectroscopy are considered. It is shown that, for films of solidified inert gases, one may ignore the dependence of the sensitivity on the frequency shift below 0.5–1.0% of the initial frequency of the resonator.

PACS numbers

07.07.Df 07.57.Ty 33.70.-w 

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© Pleiades Publishing, Ltd. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Yu. Ivanov
    • 1
  • A. M. Plokhotnichenko
    • 1
  1. 1.Verkin Institute for Low-Temperature Physics and EngineeringNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineKharkivUkraine

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