Glass Polarization Induced Drift of a Closed-Loop Micro-Accelerometer
AbstractThe glass polarization effects were introduced in this paper to study the main cause of turn-on drift phenomenon of closed-loop micro-accelerometers. The glass substrate underneath the sensitive silicon structure underwent a polarizing process when the DC bias voltage was applied. The slow polarizing process induced an additional electrostatic field to continually drag the movable mass block from one position to another so that the sensing capacitance was changed, which led to an output drift of micro-accelerometers. This drift was indirectly tested by experiments and could be sharply reduced by a shielding layer deposited on the glass substrate because the extra electrical filed was prohibited from generating extra electrostatic forces on the movable fingers of the mass block. The experimental results indicate the average magnitude of drift decreased about 73%, from 3.69 to 0.99 mV. The conclusions proposed in this paper showed a meaningful guideline to improve the stability of micro-devices based on silicon-on-glass structures. View Full-Text
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Zhou, W.; He, J.; Yu, H.; Peng, B.; He, X. Glass Polarization Induced Drift of a Closed-Loop Micro-Accelerometer. Materials 2018, 11, 163.
Zhou W, He J, Yu H, Peng B, He X. Glass Polarization Induced Drift of a Closed-Loop Micro-Accelerometer. Materials. 2018; 11(1):163.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhou, Wu; He, Jiangbo; Yu, Huijun; Peng, Bei; He, Xiaoping. 2018. "Glass Polarization Induced Drift of a Closed-Loop Micro-Accelerometer." Materials 11, no. 1: 163.
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