Applications of the Quartz Crystal Resonator

  • William H. KingJr.


Piezoelectric quartz crystal resonators have a sensitivity to mass change down to 10−12 g. This sensitivity has led to a large variety of different commercial and research uses. Specific applications discussed include instruments using crystals for detecting moisture, for hydration studies, for weighing 0.1-Å films of evaporated materials, for the selective gas detection in chromatography, and for the measurement of the solubility of vapors in polymers. Studies of the corrosion of metals, the oxidation of elastomers, and the observation of other chemical reactions, which are conveniently accomplished on piezoelectric quartz crystal resonators, will also be described.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • William H. KingJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Esso Research and Engineering CompanyLindenUSA

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