Accession Number : ADA183694

Title :   Relationship of Surface Acoustic Wave Vapor Sensor Responses to Thermodynamic Parameters for Gas Solubility: Polymer/Gas Partition Coefficients for Fluoropolyol.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Grate,Jay W ; Snow,Arthur ; Ballantine,David S ; Wohltjen,Hank ; Abraham,Michael H

PDF Url : ADA183694

Report Date : 29 Jul 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : Surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices coated with a thin film of a stationary phase sense chemical vapors in the gas phase by detecting the mass of the vapor which distribute into the stationary phase. This distribution can be described by the partition coefficient, which gives the ratio of the concentration of the vapor in the stationary phase to the concentration of the vapor in the gas phase. An equation is presented which allows partition coefficients to be calculated from SAW vapor sensor frequency shifts. Partition coefficients for nine vapors into SAW coating fluoropolyol have been determined by this method, using both 112 MHz and 158 MHz SAW devices. Partition coefficients have also been determined independently by GLC and the results are is good agreement. The relationship between SAW frequency shifts and partition coefficients allows SAW sensor responses to be predicted if the partition coefficient has been measured by GLC, or if the partition coefficient can be estimated by various correlation methods being developed. Keywords: Surface acoustic wave, Microsensor, Vapor sensor, Fluoropolyol, Partition coefficient, Gas liquid chromatography.

Descriptors :   *SOLUBILITY, *GASES, *VAPORS, *COATINGS, *SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVES, CORRELATION, GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY, LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY, DETECTORS, MICROMINIATURIZATION, COEFFICIENTS, EQUATIONS, MASS, POLYMERS, SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE DEVICES, DETECTORS, RESPONSE, THIN FILMS, FREQUENCY SHIFT, STATIONARY, THERMODYNAMICS

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE