TITLE

Polymer microcantilevers fabricated via multiphoton absorption polymerization

AUTHOR(S)
Bayindir, Z.; Sun, Y.; Naughton, M. J.; LaFratta, C. N.; Baldacchini, T.; Fourkas, J. T.; Stewart, J.; Saleh, B. E. A.; Teich, M. C.
PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;2/7/2005, Vol. 86 Issue 6, p064105
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We have used multiphoton absorption polymerization to fabricate a series of microscale polymer cantilevers. Atomic force microscopy has been used to characterize the mechanical properties of microcantilevers with spring constants that were found to span more than four decades. From these data, we extracted a Young’s modulus of E=0.44 GPa for these microscale cantilevers. The wide stiffness range and relatively low elastic modulus of the microstructures make them attractive candidates for a range of microcantilever applications, including measurements on soft matter.
ACCESSION #
16345431

 

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