Amorphous metal based nanoelectromechanical switch

Abdulilah M. Mayet, Casey Smith, Muhammad Mustafa Hussain

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Abstract

Nanoelectromechanical (NEM) switch is an interesting ultra-low power option which can operate in the harsh environment and can be a complementary element in complex digital circuitry. Although significant advancement is happening in this field, report on ultra-low voltage (pull-in) switch which offers high switching speed and area efficiency is yet to be made. One key challenge to achieve such characteristics is to fabricate nano-scale switches with amorphous metal so the shape and dimensional integrity are maintained to achieve the desired performance. Therefore, we report a tungsten alloy based amorphous metal with fabrication process development of laterally actuated dual gated NEM switches with 100 nm width and 200 nm air-gap to result in <5 volts of actuation voltage (Vpull-in). © 2013 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 Saudi International Electronics, Communications and Photonics Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Print)9781467361958
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2013

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