microbalance

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microbalance

[¦mī·krō′bal·əns]
(engineering)
A small, light type of analytical balance that can weigh loads of up to 0.1 gram to the nearest microgram.
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A survey of the 2001 to 2005 quartz crystal microbalance biosensor literature: applications of acoustic physics to the analysis of biomolecular interactions.
The exposure data were collected with tapered element oscillation microbalance (TEOM) [PM.
These monitors use highly sensitive quartz crystal microbalances to continuously measure the corrosivity of the environment.
This study focused on microbalances based on piezoelectric crystals, where a decrease of the resonance frequency is correlated to the mass accumulated on its surface.
Our measurements with colocated DustTraks and tapered element oscillating microbalances (TEOM; not during the period of this study) similarly found a strong correlation but a consistent factor of 2-3 difference between the methods.
With outstanding ease of setup, and an extremely straightforward operator interface that ensures safe operation by a wide range of personnel, the TURBOLAB 80 excels in applications including spectroscopy, beam guidance, microbalances, sputtering and evaporating, surface physics, as well as general lab use.