A Silicon Capacitive Seismic Accelerometer with a Simple Fabrication Process

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In this paper, a single-crystal silicon capacitive accelerometer is put forward. The accelerometer is composed of a single-crystal silicon vibration head and two backplates, forming a sandwich structure. With damping holes fabricated on backplates, the squeeze-film damping effect is reduced and a Q factor around 0.7 is obtained. This accelerometer has a simple fabricating process including wet and dry etching and ambient pressure packaging. Its tested sensitivity is 22.6pF/g and calculated noise level is lower than 100ng/√Hz, thus meets the demand of seismic applications.

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Han Zhao

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4088-4091

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10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.130-134.4088

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Q. He and D. H. Qiao, "A Silicon Capacitive Seismic Accelerometer with a Simple Fabrication Process", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 130-134, pp. 4088-4091, 2012

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October 2011

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