Nonlinearity control of nanoelectromechanical resonators

Hyong Seo Yoon, Whan Kyun Kim, Joon Hyong Cho, Ji Yoong Kang, Yongsoo Choi, Chulki Kim, Jae Hun Kim, Seok Lee, Jung Han Choi, Sang Uk Son, Duck Hwan Kim, Insang Song, Seong Chan Jun

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To achieve high performance of nanoelectromechanical resonators in room-temperature and low-vacuum conditions, the precise control of electrothermal power is critical in not only frequency tuning but also regulating nonlinearity in the radio-frequency range. This study presents theoretical analysis and experimental results for controlling nonlinearity of nanoelectromechanical resonators using nonlinear damping and stiffness terms. Experiments show that, with increasing electrothermal power, critical amplitude increases up to where the resonators display linear harmonic oscillation. As a result, the linearity of the resonator that has been driven into the nonlinear regime can be reclaimed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6287545
Pages (from-to)1489-1491
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Electron Device Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Yoon, H. S., Kim, W. K., Cho, J. H., Kang, J. Y., Choi, Y., Kim, C., Kim, J. H., Lee, S., Choi, J. H., Son, S. U., Kim, D. H., Song, I., & Jun, S. C. (2012). Nonlinearity control of nanoelectromechanical resonators. IEEE Electron Device Letters, 33(10), 1489-1491. [6287545].