On the electromechanical modelling of a resonating nano-cantilever-based transducer

J. Teva, G. Abadal, Zachary James Davis, J. Verd, Anja Boisen, F. Pérez.Murano, N. Barniol

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    Abstract

    An electromechanical model for a transducer based on a lateral resonating cantilever is described. The on-plane vibrations of the cantilever are excited electrostatically by applying DC and AC voltages from a driver electrode placed closely parallel to the cantilever. The model predicts the static deflection and the frequency response of the oscillation amplitude for different voltage polarization conditions. For the electrostatic force calculation the model takes into account the real deflection shape of the cantilever and the contribution to the cantilever-driver capacitance of the fringing field. Both the static and dynamic predictions have been validated experimentally by measuring the deflection of the cantilever by means of an optical microscope. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalUltramicroscopy
    Volume100
    Issue number3-4
    Pages (from-to)225-232
    ISSN0304-3991
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

    Fingerprint

    Dive into the research topics of 'On the electromechanical modelling of a resonating nano-cantilever-based transducer'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this