Synthesis of carbon nanotubes-Ni composite for micromechanical elements application

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Abstract

We present the fabrication and characterization of a silicon micromirror with carbon nanotubes (CNTs)-nickel (Ni) composite beams, and evaluate the mechanical stability of the micromirror in terms of resonant frequency. A novel electroplating method is developed for the synthesis of the CNTs-Ni composite. The weight fraction of the CNTs in the electroplated composite is 2.6 wt%, and the ultramicroindentation hardness of the composite is 18.6 GPa. The maximum variation of the resonant frequency of the fabricated micromirror during a long term stability test is approximately 0.25%, and its scanning angle is approximately 20°. It shows the potential ability of the CNTs-Ni composite for micromechanical elements application.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 28th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages401-404
Number of pages4
EditionFebruary
ISBN (Electronic)9781479979554
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Feb 26
Event2015 28th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2015 - Estoril, Portugal
Duration: 2015 Jan 182015 Jan 22

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
NumberFebruary
Volume2015-February
ISSN (Print)1084-6999

Other

Other2015 28th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2015
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityEstoril
Period15/1/1815/1/22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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