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Reducing dissipation in piezoelectric flexural microplate resonators in liquid environments

Weckman, NE and Seshia, AA (2017) Reducing dissipation in piezoelectric flexural microplate resonators in liquid environments. Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical, 267. pp. 464-473. ISSN 0924-4247

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Abstract

© 2017 Elsevier B.V. While piezoelectric microplates are emerging as a promising MEMS liquid-based sensing platform, often acoustic radiation losses limit device performance. This paper presents a new analysis of microplate acoustic radiation losses through the use of traditional analytical models for the fundamental mode and a new finite element model that is used to analyze trends affecting Q for both the fundamental and higher order flexural modes. Results from these models are compared with experimental measurements of frequency and Q measured using both electrical characterization and the laser Doppler vibrometer for multiple modes of the microplate in water as compared to air and vacuum. Finally, a microplate mode with a high initial Q of around 150 in air and that demonstrates an increase in Q going from air to water is presented as a strong candidate for use in droplet based sensing applications.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div C > Applied Mechanics
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2018 20:06
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2021 06:14
DOI: 10.1016/j.sna.2017.10.035