We report a detailed experimental and theoretical analysis of the influence of quartz tuning fork (QTF) dimensions on the main physical parameters controlling the QTF performance, namely, the quality factor Q, the resonance frequency, the fork stiffness, the spring constant, and the electrical resistance. Two different gold contact patterns were also compared. As a general trend, the QTF performance in terms of Q and electrical conductance values improves at increasing both the crystal thickness T and prong thickness w, while decreasing the prongs length L-p. However, since the QTF resonance frequency f(o) is proportional to 7142, a trade-off should be found in order to keep f(o) <40 kHz, i.e., well below the typical values of non-radiative relaxation rate of a targeted gas absorption lines.

Analysis of the electro-elastic properties of custom quartz tuning forks for optoacoustic gas sensing

Patimisco, P.;Giglio, M.;SPAGNOLO, Vincenzo Luigi
2016-01-01

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We report a detailed experimental and theoretical analysis of the influence of quartz tuning fork (QTF) dimensions on the main physical parameters controlling the QTF performance, namely, the quality factor Q, the resonance frequency, the fork stiffness, the spring constant, and the electrical resistance. Two different gold contact patterns were also compared. As a general trend, the QTF performance in terms of Q and electrical conductance values improves at increasing both the crystal thickness T and prong thickness w, while decreasing the prongs length L-p. However, since the QTF resonance frequency f(o) is proportional to 7142, a trade-off should be found in order to keep f(o) <40 kHz, i.e., well below the typical values of non-radiative relaxation rate of a targeted gas absorption lines.
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