25 October 1999 Sticky quartz crystal microbalance as a particle monitor
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Abstract
Quartz crystal microbalances (QCM) have been used for over twenty years as contamination monitors in space satellites to measure film deposition on sensitive surfaces such optical mirrors, thermal radiators and solar arrays. However, it is only recently that miniature quartz crystal microbalances were used as particle monitors after the QCMs were coated with low outgassing grease to trap and measure the mass of particles impinging on the quartz surfaces. Results of these experiments utilizing 'sticky' QCMs are described for a series of wind- tunnel missile tests.
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O. Manuel Uy, Russell Paul Cain, Bliss G. Carkhuff, Andrew M. Lennon, "Sticky quartz crystal microbalance as a particle monitor", Proc. SPIE 3784, Rough Surface Scattering and Contamination, (25 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366690; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.366690
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