Acoustic Wave Sensors - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120774609, 9780080523330

Acoustic Wave Sensors

1st Edition

Theory, Design and Physico-Chemical Applications

Series Editors: Moises Levy Richard Stern
Authors: D. Ballantine, Jr. Robert White S. Martin Antonio Ricco E. Zellers G. Frye H. Wohltjen
Hardcover ISBN: 9780120774609
eBook ISBN: 9780080523330
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 10th October 1996
Page Count: 436
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Table of Contents

Why Acoustic Sensors. Fundamentals of Acoustic Wave Devices. Acoustic Wave Sensors and Responses. Materials Characterization. Chemical and Biological Sensors. Practical Aspects of Acoustic-Wave Sensors. Subject Index.

Reduced Index Notation. Mechanical Properties of Selected Materials. Piezoelectric Stress Constants. Properties of Several SAW Substrate Materials. Acoustoelectric Properties of Several SAW Substrate Materials. Moduli Associated with the Strain Modes Generated by a SAW in an Acoustically Thin Film. SAW-Film Coupling Parameter and Phase Angles for SAW Propagation in the X-Direction of ST-Cut Quartz. FPW Density Determinations for Low-Viscosity Liquids. Gravimetric Sensitivities of Acoustic Sensors. Qualitative Comparison of Acoustic Sensors. Typical Mass Sensitivities of Acoustic Wave Devices. Classification of Coating-Analyte Interactions and Approximate Energies. Adsorbent Materials and Typical Adsorbates. Adsorption Capacities of Organic Vapors on Activated Charcoal. Examples of Adsorption-Based Acoustic Wave Sensors. Sorption Capacity of Natural Rubber for Several Organic Solvents. Typical Examples of Polymer-Coated Acoustic Wave Sensors. Examples of Biochemical Acoustic Wave Sensors. Cluster Classification of Coatings for Use in a TSM Sensor Array. Center Frequency and Dimensions of Commercial TSM AT-Quartz Resonators. IDT Design Parameters for ST-Quartz-Based SAW Sensor Devices."


Written by an interdisciplinary group of experts from both industry and academia, Acoustic Wave Sensors provides an in-depth look at the current state of acoustic wave devices and the scope of their use in chemical, biochemical, and physical measurements, as well as in engineering applications. Because of the inherent interdisciplinary applications of these devices, this book will be useful for the chemist and biochemist interested in the use and development ofthese sensors for specific applications; the electrical engineer involved in the design and improvement of these devices; the chemical engineer and the biotechnologist interested in using these devices for process monitoring and control; and the sensor community at large.

Key Features

  • Provides in-depth comparison and analyses of different types of acoustic wave devices
  • Discusses operating principles and design considerations
  • Includes table of relevant material constants for quick reference
  • Presents an extensive review of current uses of these devices for chemical, biochemical, and physical measurements, and engineering applications


Applied physicists (especially in acoustics), specialists in instrumentation (electronics), engineers (electrical, chemical engineering, and biotechnology), chemists and materials scientists in industry and academia. The book also has potential as a text in upper level undergraduate and graduate courses


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About the Series Editors

Moises Levy Series Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, U.S.A.

Richard Stern Series Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.

About the Authors

D. Ballantine, Jr. Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Northern Illinois University

Robert White Author

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California

S. Martin Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Sandia National Laboratories

Antonio Ricco Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Sandia National Laboratories

E. Zellers Author

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Michigan

G. Frye Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Sandia National Laboratories

H. Wohltjen Author