TITLE

Sensitive detection of nanomechanical motion using piezoresistive signal downmixing

AUTHOR(S)
Bargatin, I.; Myers, E. B.; Arlett, J.; Gudlewski, B.; Roukes, M. L.
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;3/28/2005, Vol. 86 Issue 13, p133109
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We have developed a method of measuring rf-range resonance properties of nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) with integrated piezoresistive strain detectors serving as signal downmixers. The technique takes advantage of the high strain sensitivity of semiconductor-based piezoresistors, while overcoming the problem of rf signal attenuation due to a high source impedance. Our technique also greatly reduces the effect of the cross-talk between the detector and actuator circuits. We achieve thermomechanical noise detection of cantilever resonance modes up to 71 MHz at room temperature, demonstrating that downmixed piezoresistive signal detection is a viable high-sensitivity method of displacement detection in high-frequency NEMS.
ACCESSION #
16702294

 

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