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A microtranslation table with scratch-drive actuators fabricated from silicon-on-insulator wafer

Kanamori, Y and Yahagi, H and Hane, K (2006) A microtranslation table with scratch-drive actuators fabricated from silicon-on-insulator wafer. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 125 (2). 451 - 457.

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Abstract

From a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafer, a microtranslation table with scratch-drive actuator (SDA) has been fabricated. The device Si layer of SOI wafer is etched to form the plate of SDA, which is partially connected to the handle Si substrate by the SiO2 layer. Dicing the handle Si substrate, a microtranslation table with the SDA array has been fabricated. Placing the microtranslation table upside down on the other Si substrate on which a thin conductive film is patterned for the electrical connection, the microtranslation table is moved by the SDA without carrying a metal wire. The moving velocity of 45.5 μm/s has been obtained by applying the voltage of 120 V at the operating frequency of 500 Hz.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Scratch-drive actuator; Silicon-on-insulator; Microtranslation table; MEMS
Subjects:Analytical Science > Nanotechnology for sensing and actuating
ID Code:4669
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:08 Apr 2009 17:05
Last Modified:08 Apr 2009 17:05

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