Crystal frequency shift

This is a BSE SEM image of a quartz crystal that reportedly shifted in frequency. The problem was apparently caused by tin-lead solder on the spring mounts that wicked out onto the silver contact metallization on the crystals, which would be expected to change the mechanical response and therefore the frequency of the crystal.

Check out SEM Lab, Inc.  to learn more.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.