The Application of the Quartz Crystal Microbalance for Monitoring Rates of Deposition of High Temperature Species in Matrix Isolation Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy

  • M. Moskovits
  • G. A. Ozin


The low temperature matrix isolation technique for producing and examining reactive or otherwise unstable species has been developed to a high degree of sophistication in the past 20 years. Often, the desired molecular fragment is generated by cocondensing a gaseous mixture, for example, CO in Ar, with a molecule or atom generated at high temperature by evaporation from a hot filament or by effusion from a Knudsen cell, for example, Pd or Pt atoms. Using this method the previously unknown carbonyls of Pd and Pt were gen-erated and identified by matrix isolation infrared spectroscopy.1


Quartz Crystal Microbalance Knudsen Cell Matrix Isolation Crystal Sensor Thickness Shear Mode 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Moskovits
    • 1
  • G. A. Ozin
    • 1
  1. 1.Lash Miller Chemical Laboratories and Erindale CollegeUniversity of TorontoToronto 181Canada

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