Mechanical Vibration Measurement of Solidly Mounted Resonator in Fluid by Atomic Force Microscopy
AbstractThe very small vibration of a solidly-mounted resonator (SMR) in fluid may trigger a relatively large motion of the covering fluid, which was implied by our protein-related experimental results. Therefore, a series of experimental methods for characterizing the mechanical longitudinal vibration of the SMR and the corresponding out-of-plane dynamic response of the fluid above the SMR surface is described in this paper. A SMR device with theoretical resonance frequency of 2.5 GHz was driven by an amplitude-modulated (AM) signal, in which the amplitude is modulated by a signal of the second resonance frequency of the atomic force microscope (AFM) cantilever. A lock-in amplifier is used to demodulate the vibration response of the AFM cantilever, which is proportional to the amplitude of the sample vibration in contact mode and tapping mode. The amplitude-frequency curve of the SMR surface is obtained in contact mode with a relatively stronger interaction force between the AFM tip and the SMR surface. The amplitude-frequency curve of the motion of the liquid above the SMR device and the peak amplitude of the fluid at different distances above the SMR surface are measured in tapping mode with a relatively weak interaction force between the AFM tip and the fluid sample. View Full-Text
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Xu, F.; Guo, X.; Xu, L.; Duan, X.; Zhang, H.; Pang, W.; Fu, X. Mechanical Vibration Measurement of Solidly Mounted Resonator in Fluid by Atomic Force Microscopy. Micromachines 2017, 8, 244.
Xu F, Guo X, Xu L, Duan X, Zhang H, Pang W, Fu X. Mechanical Vibration Measurement of Solidly Mounted Resonator in Fluid by Atomic Force Microscopy. Micromachines. 2017; 8(8):244.Chicago/Turabian Style
Xu, Fei; Guo, Xinyi; Xu, Linyan; Duan, Xuexin; Zhang, Hao; Pang, Wei; Fu, Xing. 2017. "Mechanical Vibration Measurement of Solidly Mounted Resonator in Fluid by Atomic Force Microscopy." Micromachines 8, no. 8: 244.
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