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  • P Muralt
  • IEEE transactions on ultrasonics, ferroelectrics…
  • 2000
This paper reviews deposition, integration, and device fabrication of PbZr(x)Ti(1-x)O(3) (PZT) films for applications in micro-electromechanical systems. An ultrasonic micromotor is described as an example. A summary of the published data on piezoelectric properties is given. The figures of merit for various applications are discussed. Some considerations(More)
This paper describes fabrication and characterization results of piezoelectric micromachined ultrasonic transducers (pMUTs) based on 2-microm-thick Pb(Zr0.53Ti0.47O3) (PZT) thin films. The applied structures are circular plates held at four bridges, thus partially unclamped. A simple analytical model for the fully clamped structure is used as a reference to(More)
A piezoelectric elastic fin micromotor based on a PbZr(0.53 )Ti(0.47)O(3) thin film driving a micromachined silicon membrane was fabricated and studied. The stator was characterized by interferometry, and a laser set-up was used to measure the angular velocity and acceleration of the motor. The torque, the output power, and the efficiency of the device were(More)
We present a new measurement method to characterize piezoelectric thin films utilizing a four-point bending setup. In combination with a single- or a double-beam laser interferometer, this setup allows the determination of the effective transverse and longitudinal piezoelectric coefficients e31,f and d33,f, respectively. Additionally, the dielectric(More)
Frequency shift, design, and fabrication issues have been investigated for the realization of 8 GHz bandpass filters based on AlN thin film bulk acoustic wave resonators. Fabrication includes well-textured AIN thin films on Pt (111) electrodes and SiO2/AlN Bragg gratings for the solidly mounted resonators. The chosen ladder filter design requires the tuning(More)
A tunable membrane-type thin film bulk acoustic wave resonator (TFBAR) based on a Ba(0.3)Sr(0.7)TiO(3)(BST) thin film has been fabricated. The resonance and antiresonance frequencies of the device can be altered by applying a dc bias: both shift down with increasing dc electric field. The resonance and antiresonance frequencies showed a tuning of -2.4% and(More)
Polycrystalline A1N thin films were deposited by RF reactive magnetron sputtering on Pt(111)/Ti electrode films. The substrates were tilted by an angle ranging from 40 degrees to 70 degrees with respect to the target normal. A low deposition temperature and a high sputter gas pressure were found ideal for tilted growth. The resulting grain tilt angle(More)