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Quantitative control of CaCO3 growth on quartz crystal microbalance sensors as a signal amplification method

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Abstract

The surface crystallization of CaCO3 on gold was monitored by a quartz crystal microbalance (QCM). Quantitative control of the grown crystals was realized by adjusting the ratio of two functional groups, –N(CH3)3 and –COOH, on SAMs. Crystals with uniform size, morphology and polymorphism were obtained. The amount of crystals formed was found to increase with an increase in the –COOH group. The proposed quantitative control of crystallization can be an effective mass amplification strategy for QCM to enhance its assay sensitivity.

Graphical abstract: Quantitative control of CaCO3 growth on quartz crystal microbalance sensors as a signal amplification method

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The article was received on 24 Feb 2017, accepted on 25 May 2017 and first published on 25 May 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7AN00335H
Citation: Analyst, 2017,142, 2547-2551
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    Quantitative control of CaCO3 growth on quartz crystal microbalance sensors as a signal amplification method

    C. Wu, Z. Sun and L. Liu, Analyst, 2017, 142, 2547
    DOI: 10.1039/C7AN00335H

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