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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE C 2013 Vol.14 No.1 P.65-74

http://doi.org/10.1631/jzus.C1200251


Microfabrication technology for non-coplanar resonant beams and crab-leg supporting beams of dual-axis bulk micromachined resonant accelerometers


Author(s):  Jian-qiang Han, Ri-sheng Feng, Yan Li, Sen-lin Li, Qing Li

Affiliation(s):  College of Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, China Jiliang University, Hangzhou 310018, China

Corresponding email(s):   hjqsmx@sina.com

Key Words:  Resonant accelerometer, Maskless etching, Bulk micromachining technology, Microelectromechanical system (MEMS), Microsensor


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Jian-qiang Han, Ri-sheng Feng, Yan Li, Sen-lin Li, Qing Li. Microfabrication technology for non-coplanar resonant beams and crab-leg supporting beams of dual-axis bulk micromachined resonant accelerometers[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science C, 2013, 14(1): 65-74.

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Abstract: 
This paper presents the design principles and fabrication techniques for simultaneously forming non-coplanar resonant beams and crab-leg supporting beams of dual-axis bulk micromachined resonant accelerometers by masked-maskless combined anisotropic etching. Four resonant beams are located at the surface of a silicon substrate, whereas the gravity centre of a proof mass lies within the neutral plane of four crab-leg supporting beams on the same substrate. Compared with early reported mechanical structures, the simple structure not only eliminates the bending moments caused by in-plane acceleration, and thereby avoiding the rotation of the proof mass, but also providing sufficiently small rigidity to X and Y axes accelerations, potentially leading to a large sensitivity for measuring the in-plane acceleration.

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