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Development of near-field microwave methods for NEMS resonators.

Hao, L; Goniszewski, S*; Gallop, J C; Jie Chen*, (2013) Development of near-field microwave methods for NEMS resonators. In: 13th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-Nano)., 5-8 August 2013, Beijing, China.

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Abstract

We have developed a novel near-field microwave probe system which is able to simultaneously excite and readout the oscillation of a range of mechanical resonators, ranging in size from sub-micron to hundreds of microns. In this paper we discuss the coupling strength between a near-field microwave coaxial probe and a conducting cantilever. We present experimental results on a variety of excitation and readout methods, including a novel self-sustaining microwave interrogated oscillator with excellent frequency stability. We describe a parametric technique for driving NEMS resonators in a low-noise manner and reading them out using different excitation techniques. Finally we present designs for a scanned array system which allows a single microwave source to interrogate a range of membrane resonators. This has potential for biosensor and other future applications.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Keywords: NEMS, Near-filed microwave, graphene resonator
Subjects: Quantum Phenomena
Quantum Phenomena > Nanophysics
Identification number/DOI: 10.1109/NANO.2013.6720900
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 13:14
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/6088

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