High precision tuning fork sensor for liquid property measurements

Matsiev, L. and Bennett, J. and Kolosov, O. (2005) High precision tuning fork sensor for liquid property measurements. In: IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium, 2005. :. IEEE, NLD. ISBN 0780393821

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Application of piezoelectric flexural mechanical resonators such as tuning forks to accurate measurements of liquid physical properties is discussed. It was shown earlier that liquid properties such as viscosity, density and dielectric constant can be obtained by measuring the resonator AC impedance within certain frequency range and fitting it to the resonator equivalent circuit model [1]. Error sources for the liquid property measurements and their influence on the measured value are investigated. It is shown experimentally that the reproducibility of the viscosity and density measurements using this technique can meet and often exceed the one delivered by the well established analytical instrumentation. It is also demonstrated here that better performance is resulting from the use of the whole impedance curve over a frequency range, which produces better statistics and natural averaging of the noise.

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