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15 August 2000 Microresonator modified as magnetic sensor
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Proceedings Volume 4176, Micromachined Devices and Components VI; (2000)
Event: Micromachining and Microfabrication, 2000, Santa Clara, CA, United States
Balanced doubly suspended structure has been used earlier for very precise high Q resonators. But here we have used the unbalanced half section which is sputter deposited with a magnetic film. The central axis acts like a torsion wire of about a micron width and thickness. The outer arm deflects downwards about the torsion axis when subjected to a magnetic field from beneath the sample. The deflection is measured by the reflected light presently under an optical microscope but can also be done by reflecting a laser beam as done in AFMs. The bending angle - versus - magnetic field is quite linear.
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S. G. Lokhre, Prakash R. Apte, R. Raajeev, and R. Lal "Microresonator modified as magnetic sensor", Proc. SPIE 4176, Micromachined Devices and Components VI, (15 August 2000);

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