García-Gancedo, L and Al-Naimi, F and Flewitt, AJ and Milne, WI and Ashley, GM and Luo, JK and Zhao, X and Lu, JR (2011) ZnO-Based FBAR resonators with carbon nanotube electrodes. IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, 58. pp. 2438-2445. ISSN 0885-3010Full text not available from this repository.
Film bulk acoustic resonator (FBAR) devices with carbon nanotube (CNT) electrodes directly grown on a ZnO film by thermal chemical vapor deposition have been fabricated. CNT electrodes possess a very low density and high acoustic impedance, which reduces the intrinsic mass loading effect resulting from the electrodes' weight and better confines the longitudinal acoustic standing waves inside the resonator, in turn providing a resonator with a higher quality factor. The influence of the CNTs on the frequency response of the FBAR devices was studied by comparing two identical sets of devices; one set comprised FBARs fabricated with chromium/ gold bilayer electrodes, and the second set comprised FBARs fabricated with CNT electrodes. It was found that the CNTs had a significant effect on attenuating traveling waves at the surface of the FBARs' membranes because of their high elastic stiffness. Three-dimensional finite element analysis of the devices fabricated was carried out, and the numerical simulations were consistent with the experimental results obtained. © 2011 IEEE.
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