Solid state MEMS devices on flexible and semi-transparent silicon (100) platform

Sally Ahmed, Aftab M. Hussain, Jhonathan Prieto Rojas, Muhammad Mustafa Hussain

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Abstract

We report fabrication of MEMS thermal actuators on flexible and semi-transparent silicon fabric released from bulk silicon (100). We fabricated the devices first and then released the top portion of the silicon (≈ 19 μm) which is flexible and semi-transparent. We also performed chemical mechanical polishing to reuse the remaining wafer. A tested thermal actuator with 3 μm wide 240 μm hot arm and 10 μm wide 185 μm long cold arm deflected by 1.7 μm at 1 V. The fabricated thermal actuators exhibit similar performance before and after bending. We believe the demonstrated process will expand the horizon of flexible electronics into MEMS world devices. © 2014 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE 27th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages548-551
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781479935086
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2014

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