Fabrication and characterization of mechanical resonators integrating microcontact printed PZT films

Daisuke Saya, Denis Dezest, Thierry Leichle, Fabrice Mathieu, Liviu Nicu, Olivier Thomas, Aaron J. Welsh, Susan Trolier-Mckinstry

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Abstract

We report on the fabrication and characterization of lead zirconate titanate (PZT)-coated cantilever resonators for the realization of piezoelectric nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) with integrated actuation and detection capabilities. PZT is deposited by microcontact printing, resulting in a relatively thin PZT film without deterioration of its piezoelectric properties induced by etching damage. The cantilever fabrication process is based on stepper ultraviolet lithography and standard micromaching. Electrical characterization was carried out with a dedicated electrical set-up enabling the devices' resonance frequency to be detected through the piezoelectric response. These characterizations validate the simultaneous actuation and detection capability of the PZT layer. Finally, modeling of the PZT cantilever results in the estimation of the piezoelectric coupling coefficient d∗31. We have found excellent large signal d∗31 of around 200 pm/V, even for PZT cantilevers with reduced dimensions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 Joint IEEE International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics, International Workshop on Acoustic Transduction Materials and Devices and Piezoresponse Force Microscopy Workshop, ISAF-IWATMD-PFM 2017 - Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages89-92
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509047376
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2017
EventJoint IEEE International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics, International Workshop on Acoustic Transduction Materials and Devices and Piezoresponse Force Microscopy Workshop, ISAF-IWATMD-PFM 2017 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: May 7 2017May 11 2017

Publication series

Name2017 Joint IEEE International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics, International Workshop on Acoustic Transduction Materials and Devices and Piezoresponse Force Microscopy Workshop, ISAF-IWATMD-PFM 2017 - Conference

Other

OtherJoint IEEE International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics, International Workshop on Acoustic Transduction Materials and Devices and Piezoresponse Force Microscopy Workshop, ISAF-IWATMD-PFM 2017
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta
Period5/7/175/11/17

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Saya, D., Dezest, D., Leichle, T., Mathieu, F., Nicu, L., Thomas, O., Welsh, A. J., & Trolier-Mckinstry, S. (2017). Fabrication and characterization of mechanical resonators integrating microcontact printed PZT films. In 2017 Joint IEEE International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics, International Workshop on Acoustic Transduction Materials and Devices and Piezoresponse Force Microscopy Workshop, ISAF-IWATMD-PFM 2017 - Conference (pp. 89-92). [8000219] (2017 Joint IEEE International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics, International Workshop on Acoustic Transduction Materials and Devices and Piezoresponse Force Microscopy Workshop, ISAF-IWATMD-PFM 2017 - Conference). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISAF.2017.8000219