P. G. Steeneken

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High quality thin films of the ferromagnetic semiconductor EuO have been prepared and were studied using a new form of spin-resolved spectroscopy. We observed large changes in the electronic structure across the Curie and metal-insulator transition temperature. We found that these are caused by the exchange splitting of the conduction band in the(More)
Radio frequency (RF) micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) capacitive switches show great promise for use in wireless communication devices such as mobile phones, but for the successful application of these switches their reliability needs to be demonstrated. One of the main factors that limits the reliability is charge injection in the dielectric layer(More)
The operating principle of squeeze-film pressure sensors is based on the pressure dependence of a membrane's resonance frequency, caused by the compression of the surrounding gas which changes the resonator stiffness. To realize such sensors, not only strong and flexible membranes are required, but also minimization of the membrane's mass is essential to(More)
Wrinkling of elastomeric coatings by an electric field is reported. The associated changes in the coating's optical properties yield switchable mirrors and windows. The field Ec needed to induce wrinkling is a factor of 4.4 lower than the theoretically predicted value, which is attributed to space-charge injection.
A technology platform is described for the integration of low-loss inductors, capacitors, and MEMS capacitors on a high-resistivity Si substrate. Using this platform the board space area taken up by e.g. a DCS PA output impedance matching circuit can be reduced by 50%. The losses of passive components that are induced by the semi-conducting Si substrate can(More)
D. Davidovikj, F. Alijani, S. J. Cartamil-Bueno, H. S. J. van der Zant, M. Amabili, and P. G. Steeneken Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology, Lorentzweg 1, 2628 CJ Delft, The Netherlands Department of Precision and Microsystems Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Mekelweg 2, 2628 CD, Delft, The Netherlands Department of(More)
Non-linearities play an important role in microand nanoelectromechanical system (MEMS and NEMS) design. In common electrostatic and magnetic actuators, the forces and voltages can depend in a non-linear way on position, charge, current and magnetic flux. Mechanical spring structures can cause additional nonlinearities via material, geometrical and contact(More)
We use a scalable optical technique to characterize more than 21 000 circular nanomechanical devices made of suspended single- and double-layer graphene on cavities with different diameters (D) and depths (g). To maximize the contrast between suspended and broken membranes we used a model for selecting the optimal color filter. The method enables parallel(More)
Previous statistical studies on the mechanical properties of chemical-vapor-deposited (CVD) suspended graphene membranes have been performed by means of measuring individual devices or with techniques that affect the material. Here, we present a colorimetry technique as a parallel, noninvasive, and affordable way of characterizing suspended graphene(More)