Yarlezka Jiménez

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A quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) immunosensor was developed for the determination of the insecticide carbaryl and 3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridinol (TCP), the main metabolite of the insecticide chlorpyrifos and of the herbicide triclopyr. The detection was based on a competitive conjugate-immobilized immunoassay format using monoclonal antibodies (MAbs).(More)
The problem of coating properties extraction in quartz crystal resonator (QCR) applications is one of the challenging tasks of QCR applications, not completely solved even in theoretical conditions. The present work demonstrates that the problem is determined only for a set of three parameters of the coating, which concentrate the four coating properties.(More)
The improvement of sensitivity in quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) applications has been addressed in the last decades by increasing the sensor fundamental frequency, following the increment of the frequency/mass sensitivity with the square of frequency predicted by Sauerbrey. However, this sensitivity improvement has not been completely transferred in(More)
A new configuration of automatic capacitance compensation (ACC) technique based on an oscillatorlike working interface, which permits the tracking of the series resonant frequency and the monitoring of the motional resistance and the parallel capacitance of a thickness-shear mode quartz crystal microbalance sensor, is introduced. The new configuration(More)
"Mapuey" tubers in Venezuela are staple food for indigenous peoples from the Caribbean coast and Amazon regions. Noticeable differences between genotypes of yam starches were observed. Granules were large, triangular, or shell-shaped with monomodal particle size distribution between 24.5 and 35.5 μm. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) analyses revealed(More)
An extended Butterworth-Van Dyke (EBVD) model with frequency-independent parameters for the characterization of a resonant compound formed by a quartz crystal in contact with a finite viscoelastic layer contacting a semi-infinite viscoelastic medium is extracted by analysis of the lumped element model. The formulation of the EBVD model is compared with the(More)
A new configuration of an automatic capacitance compensation (ACC) technique based on an oscillator-like working interface, which permits the tracking of the series resonant frequency, the monitoring of the motional resistance and the parallel capacitance of a thickness-shear mode (TSM) quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) sensor, is introduced. The new(More)
Increased use of titanium alloys as biomaterials is occurring due to their superior biocompatibility and high corrosion resistance in the human body. Ti-6Al-7Nb was investigated compared with Ti-6Al-4V and two surface treatments were applied for increasing the bioactivity of the alloy. The results were interpreted from electrochemical and statistical point(More)
The aim of the present work was to evaluate the feasibility of the utilization of CaSO4:Dy pellets for X-ray measurements in a general radiology department. Thermoluminescence (TL) response of CaSO4:Dy+PTFE was compared to the TL response of commercial LiF:Mg,Ti (TLD-100) samples. TL pellets were exposed to X-ray beam from X-ray machine CMR for clinical(More)
A new electronic design for continuous motional series resonant frequency monitoring of loaded quartz crystal resonators is presented. Using this circuit, a low-cost method for a simple determination of equivalent circuit parameters of quartz crystal resonators is described. Measurements made with the proposed system on typical AT cut quartz crystals are in(More)