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Fabrication of monolithic wheatstone bridge circuit for piezoresistive microcantilever sensor

Ab Rahim, Rosminazuin and Nordin, Anis Nurashikin and Abdul Malik, Noreha and Bais, Badariah and Majlis, Yeop Burhanuddin (2015) Fabrication of monolithic wheatstone bridge circuit for piezoresistive microcantilever sensor. In: 2015 Symposium on Design, Integration, Test and Packaging of MEMS and MOEMS (DTIP), 27th-30th April 2015, Montpellier, France.

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In this paper, the fabrication of monolithic Wheatstone bridge circuit on piezoresistive microcantilever sensor is presented. The development of the device is realized through silicon micromachining technology on silicon substrate through three major fabrication steps including silicon piezoresistive microcantilever formation, aluminum deposition of Wheatstone bridge interconnections and microcantilever release. The electrical discontinuity of interconnections which is one of the major issues encountered in the fabrication process is discussed and analyzed. Deposition of proper thickness of metal interconnection layers through metal evaporation process accompanied with annealing process at low temperature ensures complete electrical connections in the monolithic Wheatstone bridge configuration. Measurement of the fabricated Wheatstone bridge circuit shows a good agreement between theoretical and experimental values indicating successful fabrication of the device. Fabrication of piezoresistive microcantilever structure integrated with monolithic Wheatstone bridge circuit with resistance values in the range of 1 to 9 kΩ has been successfully realized using silicon micromachining technology.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Papers)
Additional Information: 4269/44490
Uncontrolled Keywords: MEMS piezoresistive microcantilever, Wheatstone bridge circuit, metal evaporation
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Rosminazuin Ab Rahim
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2015 16:31
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2018 11:28
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/44490

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