Resonant tunneling displacement transducer

S. Vatannia, Jeffrey Louis Schiano, G. Gildenblat, M. D. Ginsberg

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    Abstract

    We propose a new type of a tunneling displacement transducer. An electron energy filter quantum mechanically coupled to a conventional tunneling gap results in an improved ruggedness by enabling at least an order of magnitude increase in gap separation. This is achieved simultaneously with an increased sensitivity as compared to a more conventional electron tunneling transducer. We also show how the new transducer can be used in a force rebalance accelerometer.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1616-1619
    Number of pages4
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Electron Devices
    Volume45
    Issue number7
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Dec 1 1998

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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