Quartz Crystal Microbalance (Wikipedia)

In this experiment you will use a quartz crystal resonator to measure viscosity and mass.

Objectives - Recommended literature

In this experiment you will use the piezoelectric properties of a quartz crystal.

  1. In the first part of the experiment, you will use the QCM as a mass-sensing device in electrochemical platting.
  2. In the second part, you will see how the QCM could be used as a viscosimeter and will study the peculiar behavior of the viscosity of alcohols and water mixtures.