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Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS

Specimen alignment of micro-tensile testing using vernier-groove carrier or specimen with piezoresistive cells
Author(s): Duanqin Zhang; Jianxiu Liu; Le Guan; Jinkui Chu
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Paper Abstract

Specimen alignment is critical for the accuracy and the reliability of micro-tensile testing. A vernier-groove carrier fabricated by bulk micromachining of silicon is developed. Through the vernier in the carrier the alignment accuracy can be detected, and the groove and the convex stands guarantee rapid alignment and high repeatability. In order to demonstrate the validity of the carrier, a micro-tensile specimen integrated with piezoresistive cells is designed. The specimen can detect axial alignment precision and tensile force simultaneously. The performances of the carrier and the specimen are tested by using a micro-tensile tester. By comparing the measured results of micro-tensile testing with the carrier and without the carrier, it is confirmed that high alignment precision and high repeatability can be obtained by the carrier. For the specimen, the sensitivity coefficient of the piezoresistive cells for tensile force measurement is equal to 0.017  mV/mN .

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 September 2013
PDF: 8 pages
J. Micro/Nanolith. 12(3) 033017 doi: 10.1117/1.JMM.12.3.033017
Published in: Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS Volume 12, Issue 3
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Duanqin Zhang, Zhengzhou Univ. of Light Industry (China)
Jianxiu Liu, Zhengzhou Univ of Light Industry (China)
Le Guan, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Jinkui Chu, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)

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