The effect of SU-8 patterned surfaces on the response of the quartz crystal microbalance

Evans, Carl, McHale, Glen, Shirtcliffe, Neil, Stanley, Simon and Newton, Michael (2005) The effect of SU-8 patterned surfaces on the response of the quartz crystal microbalance. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 123. pp. 73-76. ISSN 0924-4247

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In this work we present data showing the effect of patterning layers of SU-8 photoresist on a quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) and subsequent chemical treatment to increase their hydrophobicity. Patterns with 5 mu m diameter pillars spaced every 10 mu m have been fabricated with heights of 3, 5 and 10 mu m in addition to equivalent thickness flat layers. Contact angle measurements have been made before and after the hydrophobic chemical treatment. The change in resonant frequency of the QCM has been investigated as the surfaces were submerged in solutions of water/PEG with changing viscosity-density product.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: QCM, quartz, slip, hydrophobic, superhydrophobic
Subjects: F100 Chemistry
F300 Physics
H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Glen McHale
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2012 11:40
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 12:49

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