publication . Article . Preprint . Other literature type . 2007

High quality factor gigahertz frequencies in nanomechanical diamond resonators

Matthias Imboden;
Open Access
  • Published: 12 Nov 2007 Journal: Applied Physics Letters, volume 91, page 203,503 (issn: 0003-6951, eissn: 1077-3118, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: AIP Publishing
Abstract
We report actuation and detection of gigahertz-range resonance frequencies in nano-crystalline diamond mechanical resonators. High order transverse vibration modes are measured in coupled-beam resonators exhibiting frequencies up to 1.441 GHz. The cantilever-array design of the resonators translates the gigahertz-range resonant motion of micron-long cantilever elements to the displacement of the central supporting structure. Use of nano-crystalline diamond further increases the frequency compared to single crystal silicon by a factor of three. High clamping losses usually associated with micron-sized straight beams are suppressed in the periodic geometry of our ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous), Condensed Matter - Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics, Condensed Matter - Materials Science
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