Silicon comb-drive actuators for low-temperature tuning of superconducting microwave circuits
Prest, M.J., Wang, Y., Huang, F. and Lancaster, M.J. (2008) Silicon comb-drive actuators for low-temperature tuning of superconducting microwave circuits. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 18 (12):125003. ISSN 0960-1317 (Print), 1361-6439 (Online) (doi:10.1088/0960-1317/18/12/125003)Full text not available from this repository.
Tuning of a superconducting microwave resonator, operating at 77 K, is demonstrated using a silicon micro-machined comb-drive actuator. Thermal expansion coefficient differences between the silicon actuator and the MgO substrate are accommodated by the use of stress absorbing springs. A tuning range of 4.6% is demonstrated for a superconducting microwave resonator with a frequency just below 6 GHz.
|Additional Information:|| Published 23 October 2008.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||mcro- and nano-electromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS) and devices, superconducting devices, microelectronic circuits, microwave circuits|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Engineering|
School of Engineering > Department of Computer & Communications Engineering
School of Engineering > Mobile & Wireless Communications Research Laboratory
|Last Modified:||17 Jul 2013 10:03|
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