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Frequency shift of piezoelectric microcantilever humidity sensors
Author(s): Fei Wang
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Paper Abstract

Recent researches on dynamic behavior of micro cantilevers indicate that the flexural resonance frequencies of piezoelectric microcantilever sensors (PEMS) could be influenced by air in which it immersed as a result of viscous damping effect, which reduces the accuracy of the PEMS. A detailed theoretical analysis of the frequency response of a PEM immersed in air and excited by an arbitrary driving force is presented in this paper, in which the couple stress theory (Cosserat theory) is introduced to the dynamic deflection function of a PEM to explain the size effect. Numerical results have shown a good agreement with the experiments. Methods for prediction of dynamic characteristics of long beam-like micro components could be easily derived based on the presented theory, which is of value to users and designers of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS).

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Date Published: 20 October 2009
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7493, Second International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering, 74936P (20 October 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.840104
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Fei Wang, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7493:
Second International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering
Jinsong Leng; Anand K. Asundi; Wolfgang Ecke, Editor(s)

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