Microscale Liquid-Metal Switches—A Review

@article{Sen2009MicroscaleLS,
  title={Microscale Liquid-Metal Switches—A Review},
  author={Prosenjit Sen and Chang-Jin Kim},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics},
  year={2009},
  volume={56},
  pages={1314-1330}
}
Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) have constituted an active R&D area over the last two to three decades, with one of the earliest application topics being microswitches. Typical designs involve actuation of microscale flexural elements (e.g., beams and membranes) to make a short or an opening in the transmission (signal) line. However, the problem of reliability of these switches persisted due to the presence of a solid-solid contact. Inspired by the regular mercury switches that use… CONTINUE READING

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