Architectural Engineering and Construction, Durham School of

 

ORCID IDs

0000-0002-1257-5093

0000-0001-8134-4080

Date of this Version

2019

Citation

Scientific Reports | (2019) 9:319

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© The Author(s) 2019

Open access

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-36482-1

Abstract

We demonstrate a simple and flexible technique to efficiently activate micro/nano-electromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS) resonators at their fundamental and higher order vibration modes. The method is based on the utilization of the amplified voltage across an inductor, L, of an LC tank resonant circuit to actuate the MEMS/NEMS resonator. By matching the electrical and mechanical resonances, significant amplitude amplification is reported across the resonators terminals. We show experimentally amplitude amplification up to twelve times, which is demonstrated to efficiently excite several vibration modes of a microplate MEMS resonator and the fundamental mode of a NEMS resonator.

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