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Near-field microwave excitation and detection of NEMS resonators.

Hao, L; Gallop, J C; Chen, J* (2012) Near-field microwave excitation and detection of NEMS resonators. In: 2012 IEEE 12th International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO)., 20-23 August 2012, Birmingham, UK.

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Abstract

This paper describes a novel method which uses a near-field microwave probe system that is able to simultaneously excite and readout the oscillation of a range of mechanical resonators, from hundreds of microns to sub-micron size. We report the preparation of high Q dielectric microwave resonators coupled to a sharpened tungsten near-field tip and describe the microwave homodyne detection system used to drive and detect mechanical vibrations of a nearby electromechanical resonator. Experimental results are presented as well as some predictions of the system potential

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Keywords: Nanomechanical resonators, NEMS microwave near-field, Nanosensors
Subjects: Nanoscience
Nanoscience > Nano-Materials
Identification number/DOI: 10.1109/NANO.2012.6321922
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 13:14
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/5631

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