microbalance


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mi·cro·bal·ance

 (mī′krō-băl′əns)
n.
A balance designed to weigh very small loads, up to 0.1 gram.

microbalance

(ˈmaɪkrəʊˌbæləns)
n
a precision balance designed to weigh quantities between 10–6 and 10–9 kilogram

mi•cro•bal•ance

(ˈmaɪ krəˌbæl əns)

n.
a balance for weighing minute quantities of material.
[1900–05]
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Noun1.microbalance - balance for weighing very small objectsmicrobalance - balance for weighing very small objects
balance - a scale for weighing; depends on pull of gravity
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A&D Weighing's ION Series Microbalance family comprises i six analytical balances that offer technological innovations, such as a large weighing chamber and built-in ionizer to eliminate static.
The quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) has been widely employed as a label-free acoustic sensor to monitor mass changes due to adsorption on a surface [1-4].
In another innovative approach, artificially prepared vesicles known as liposomes were assembled on a quartz crystal microbalance via layer-by-layer growth using the membrane protein bacteriorhodopsin as a binding reagent.
For monitoring particulates, Mounsor says there are a couple of alternatives: a tapered element oscillating microbalance (TEOM) and a beta attenuation monitoring device.
The sample is then monitored in a super-accurate measuring device known as a microbalance, to determine the precise rate at which the ceramic will combine with water over time.
The DVS Intrinsic rapidly measures moisture uptake and loss in a sample using a controlled flowing carrier gas at a specified relative humidity (RH) over a sample suspended from the weighing mechanism of our highly sensitive and stable digital microbalance (SMS UltraBalance).
The DVS Intrinsic rapidly measures uptake and loss of moisture in the sample by a controlled flowing carrier gas at a specified relative humidity over a sample suspended from the weighing mechanism of SMS's highly sensitive and stable digital microbalance (SMS UltraBalance).
Using vapor molecules as probes to investigate both surface and bulk properties, the Advantage combines microbalance, gas flow, and vapor measurement technologies to deliver Rh and organic vapor isotherms.
The quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) is a very sensitive instrument for measuring mass, capable of measuring nanogram quantities of substances deposited on specially prepared quartz crystals, which are typically disk-shaped.
Staehle, "Adsorption Studies of Water on Copper, Nickel, and Iron Using the Quartz-Crystal Microbalance Technique: Assessment of BET and F Models of Adsorption," Materials and Corrosion, no.
Piezoelectric quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) immunosensors, because of the inherent specificity of antigen-antibody combinations and high sensitivities of physical transducers, have promising applications to clinical chemistry (15-17).
This technique takes advantage of gold-coated AT-cut quartz crystal microbalance incorporated into a flow system.