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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Use of quartz crystal vibrator for weighting thin films on a microbalance. Z Phys 1959;155:206-22.
Frequency of a quartz microbalance in contact with liquid.
Acquisition of 2 minimum microbalances and standard masses for the 5 laboratories of the national institute of scientific police, lille, lyon, marseille, paris and toulouse.
A number of dedicated weighing tables for XP microbalances help users perform routine weighing applications with a higher level of accuracy and safety and with ergonomic ease of use.
The series comprises 29 models that range from microbalances to heavy-duty models with a weighing capacity of up to 34 kg.
The quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) is a versatile technique for sensitively detecting mass changes at surfaces [1-3, 9-12].
While the microbalance technique is used extensively in monitoring adsorption to monolayers and thin films [13-16], few researchers have used QCM as a tool to monitor real-time changes at nanoparticle surfaces.
With the six balances in the series, researchers can choose a capacity as high as 520 g or a microbalance with readability down to 1 [micro]g.