Articles | Volume 4, issue 1
J. Sens. Sens. Syst., 4, 137–142, 2015

Special issue: Advanced functional materials for environmental monitoring...

J. Sens. Sens. Syst., 4, 137–142, 2015

Regular research article 07 Apr 2015

Regular research article | 07 Apr 2015

Modelling of the response of acoustic piezoelectric resonators in biosensor applications – Part 1: The general theoretical analysis

M. V. Voinova

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This paper represents a theoretical modelling of the dynamics of surface acoustic waves with horizontal polarization propagating in the layered system of viscoelastic film covered with a bulk liquid. Theoretically predicted "missing mass" effect is important for the correct interpretation of the experimental data. The results of the theory may be used for the quantitative analysis of SAW-based sensors operated in liquid environments and biosensors.