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Proceedings 2018, 2(13), 1028;

Frequency Modulated Magnetometer Using a Double-Ended Tuning Fork Resonator

CMEMS-UM, University of Minho, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal
MeN, International and Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), 4717-330 Braga, Portugal
Presented at the Eurosensors 2018 Conference, Graz, Austria, 9–12 September 2018.
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Published: 9 November 2018
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A Lorentz force MEMS magnetometer based on a double-ended tuning fork (DETF) for out-of-plane sensing is presented here. A novel configuration using a hexagonal-shaped Lorentz force transducer is used, which simplifies the sensor configuration and improves its sensitivity. Frequency modulated devices were fabricated in an in-house process on silicon on insulator wafers (SOI) and then tested in vacuum. The final devices have a differential configuration and experimental characterization shows a sensitivity of 4.59 Hz/mT for a total input current (on the Lorentz bar) of 1.5 mA.
Keywords: MEMS; magnetometer; frequency modulated; Lorentz force MEMS; magnetometer; frequency modulated; Lorentz force
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Moreira, E.E.; Gaspar, J.; Rocha, L.A. Frequency Modulated Magnetometer Using a Double-Ended Tuning Fork Resonator. Proceedings 2018, 2, 1028.

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