Metallic micro displacement capacitive sensor fabricated by laser micromachining technology

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/s00542-006-0151-x
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TypeArticle
Journal titleMicrosystem Technologies
ISSN1432-1858
Volume12
Issue8
Pages778785; # of pages: 8
Subjectmechanical engineering; nanotechnology; electronics and microelectronics, instrumentation
AbstractThis paper presents design, fabrication and performance testing results of the micro displacement capacitive microsensor fabricated by femtosecond laser machining technology. The microsensor having overall dimensions of 1,275 (W)×1,153 (L) μm consisted of 20 pairs of comb fingers of 24 (W)×300 (L) μm with a gap between the fingers of 6 μm, suspension springs, inertial mass and support anchors. The sensor structure was fabricated from a 25 μm thick tungsten foil. The fabricated microsensor was able to deliver 230 fF capacitance variations for measured displacements up to 25 μm. The results on the performance testing and geometry evaluation under pins the laser micromachining technology as an effective tool to fabricate miniature functional components and mechanisms. The developed microsensor can be used for micro/nano scale displacement measurements in MEMS applications.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Industrial Materials Institute; National Research Council Canada
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NPARC number21273503
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