Dynamic Actuation of Single-Crystal Diamond Nanobeams
Burek, Michael J.
Condensed Matter - Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics | Condensed Matter - Materials Science
arxiv: Computer Science::Robotics | Computer Science::Systems and Control | Computer Science::Other
We show the dielectrophoretic actuation of single-crystal diamond nanomechanical devices. Gradient radio-frequency electromagnetic forces are used to achieve actuation of both cantilever and doubly clamped beam structures, with operation frequencies ranging from a few MHz to ~50MHz. Frequency tuning and parametric actuation are also studied.