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Film bulk acoustic resonator pressure sensor with self temperature reference

He, XL and Garcia-Gancedo, L and Jin, PC and Zhou, J and Wang, WB and Dong, SR and Luo, JK and Flewitt, AJ and Milne, WI (2012) Film bulk acoustic resonator pressure sensor with self temperature reference. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 22. ISSN 0960-1317

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A novel film bulk acoustic resonator (FBAR) with two resonant frequencies which have opposite reactions to temperature changes has been designed. The two resonant modes respond differently to changes in temperature and pressure, with the frequency shift being linearly correlated with temperature and pressure changes. By utilizing the FBAR's sealed back trench as a cavity, an on-chip single FBAR sensor suitable for measuring pressure and temperature simultaneously is proposed and demonstrated. The experimental results show that the pressure coefficient of frequency for the lower frequency peak of the FBAR sensors is approximately -17.4 ppm kPa -1 , while that for the second peak is approximately -6.1 ppm kPa -1 , both of them being much more sensitive than other existing pressure sensors. This dual mode on-chip pressure sensor is simple in structure and operation, can be fabricated at very low cost, and yet requires no specific package, therefore has great potential for applications. © 2012 IOP Publishing Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div B > Solid State Electronics and Nanoscale Science
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:11
Last Modified: 22 May 2018 07:59