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mi·cro·bal·ance

(mī'krō-bal'ănts),
A balance designed for use in weighing unusually small samples of materials.

microbalance

(mī′krō-bal″ăns) [ micro- + balance]
A scale or balance for measuring very small weight (mass) changes.
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Scanning electrochemical mass sensitivity mapping of the quartz crystal microbalance in liquid media.
[4] Nonstandard abbreviations: AFP, [alpha]-fetoprotein; Ag, antigen; Ab, antibody; MAb, monoclonal antibody; SAM, self-assembled monolayer; QCM, quartz crystal microbalance; ConA, concanavalin A; and PBS, phosphate-buffered saline.
The goal of coating optimization was to obtain accurate and repeatable results when a quartz crystal microbalance is used as a tool to measure real-time adsorption and reaction at nanoparticle surfaces.
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