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- A micromachined nanopositioner with on-chip electrothermal actuation and sensing
Moheimani, S. O. R.;
Yuce, M. R.
- The University of Newcastle. Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
- This letter describes the design of a micromachined nanopositioner with thermal actuation and sensing capabilities in a single chip. The positioner has a dynamic range of 14.4 μm, and the sensor drift is 8.9 nm over 2000 s with a differential sensing scheme. The on-chip displacement sensing enables a feedback control capability. A proportional–integral feedback controller is designed and implemented digitally. The closed-loop step response results show a positioning resolution of 7.9 nm and a time constant of 1.6 ms.
- IEEE Electron Device Letters Vol. 31, Issue 10, p. 1161-1163
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- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
microelectromechanical systems (MEMS);
thermal position sensing
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- journal article
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