, Volume 52, Issue 2, pp 308-311
Date: 01 May 2009

A low-temperature quartz microbalance

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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.

Original Russian Text © A.Yu. Ivanov, A.M. Plokhotnichenko, 2009, published in Pribory i Tekhnika Eksperimenta, 2009, No. 2, pp. 166–169.