Viscosity sensing by adjusting the interface of a small liquid droplet/silica composite layer on quartz crystal microbalance

Kenta Fukada, Seimei Shiratori

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Abstract

We report the different attenuated shear vibrations of hydrophilic quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) by attached small viscous liquids and this technique enabled us to measure the viscosity of various 5 μL solutions. Covering entire area of QCM surface by a liquid was important for stable damping time measurement and accordingly we induced silica/polyelectrolyte hydrophilic coating on QCM with using Layer by Layer (LbL) self assembly method for enhanced wettability and saving viscous materials. We examined the relationship between damping time and viscosity of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) or glycerol aqueous solutions. We also applied this technique for estimating blood coagulation behaviors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38475-38480
Number of pages6
JournalRSC Advances
Volume6
Issue number44
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)

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