The piezojunction effect in silicon sensors and circuits and its relation to piezoresistance

  title={The piezojunction effect in silicon sensors and circuits and its relation to piezoresistance},
  author={J. Fredrik Creemer and F. Fruett and G. C. M. Meijer and P. Edward French},
  journal={IEEE Sensors Journal},
Mechanical stress has a significant effect on the electrical characteristics of silicon transistors through the piezojunction effect. This effect is physically related to the piezoresistive effect, but its results are quite different. Both effects can be applied to sensor devices. They can also have a negative effect on circuit performance and this may need to be minimized. This paper gives a overview of the physical causes and shows how understanding of the piezojunction effect can be used to… CONTINUE READING
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