Strathprints logo
Strathprints Home | Open Access | Browse | Search | User area | Copyright | Help | Library Home | SUPrimo

Micromachined unimorphs and bimorphs

Farlow, R. and Galbraith, W. and Kelly, S. and Hayward, G. (2001) Micromachined unimorphs and bimorphs. In: IEEE International Ultrasonic Symposium, 2001-10-07 - 2001-10-10, Atlanta.

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

Abstract

A frequency doubled copper vapour laser (CVL) operating at an ultraviolet wavelength of 271nm has been used to cut miniature cantilevers in laminated composites incorporating at least one layer of the ferroelectric polymer polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF). Devices have been fabricated from PVDF with thickness values in the range 9mum to 38mum. Laser vibrometer measurements show that the fundamental resonance frequencies of these devices correspond almost exactly with values obtained from mechanical beam theory. Ultrasonic transducers consisting of bimorph and unimorph arrays are currently being designed with the aid of a finite element model, which is not discussed.

Item type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID code: 39207
Keywords: micromachined, unimorphs, bimorphs, copper , vibrometers , ultrasonic transducer arrays, polymers, mechanical variables measurement, laser theory, laser modes , laser beam cutting, frequency measurement, ferroelectric materials , Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Subjects: Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Related URLs:
    Depositing user: Pure Administrator
    Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2012 14:46
    Last modified: 06 Sep 2014 16:18
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/39207

    Actions (login required)

    View Item