High power nanocrystalline diamond RF MEMS- A combined look at mechanical and microwave properties

In this paper, a compressively stressed nanocrystalline diamond (NCD) actuator utilizing a thermal actuation scheme is presented. The growth chemistry of NCD films along with the mechanical properties of diamond are discussed in detail. Stress engineering is performed to realize compressively stressed diamond films for RF-MEMS applications. A NCD based bi… CONTINUE READING