A1.1 - Resonant Acoustic Profiling for Diagnostics

Matthew Cooper
Acoustic biosensors allow the label-free detection of molecules and the analysis of binding events. In general, they are based on quartz crystal resonators, in which the mode of oscillation depends on the cut and geometry of the quartz crystal. If mass is applied on to the surface of the quartz resonator, the frequency of the oscillation decreases. By measuring the change of frequency, it is possible to determme the change in mass. Measurement of mass...