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Sensors 2008, 8(7), 4384-4391; doi:10.3390/s80704384
Communication

ST Quartz Acoustic Wave Sensors with Sectional Guiding Layers

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Received: 10 June 2008; in revised form: 23 July 2008 / Accepted: 24 July 2008 / Published: 25 July 2008
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Abstract: We report the effect of removing a section of guiding layer from the propagation paths of ST-quartz Love wave sensors; this offers the ease of fabrication of a polymer guiding layer whilst retaining the native surface of the quartz which may then be used for the attachment of a sensitizing layer. Data is presented for the rigid and viscous loading, which indicates a small reduction in mass sensitivity compared to a Love wave device. Biosensing capabilities of these discontinuous ‘sectional’ guiding layer devices are demonstrated using protein adsorption from solution.
Keywords: ST-quartz; Love wave; guiding layer; SAW; SH-SAW ST-quartz; Love wave; guiding layer; SAW; SH-SAW
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Newton, M.I.; Roach, P.; McHale, G. ST Quartz Acoustic Wave Sensors with Sectional Guiding Layers. Sensors 2008, 8, 4384-4391.

AMA Style

Newton MI, Roach P, McHale G. ST Quartz Acoustic Wave Sensors with Sectional Guiding Layers. Sensors. 2008; 8(7):4384-4391.

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Newton, Michael I.; Roach, Paul; McHale, Glen. 2008. "ST Quartz Acoustic Wave Sensors with Sectional Guiding Layers." Sensors 8, no. 7: 4384-4391.



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