A systematic approach to process selection in MEMS

Quinn, D.J., Spearing, S.M., Ashby, M.F. and Fleck, N.A. (2006) A systematic approach to process selection in MEMS. Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 15, (5), 1039-1050. (doi:10.1109/JMEMS.2006.880292).


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A systematic approach is developed to select manufacturing Process Chains for the generic elements of a MEMS device. A database of MEMS Process Chains and their attendant process attributes is developed from an extensive review of the literature, and used to construct Process Attribute charts. The performance requirements of MEMS beams and trenches are translated into the same set of Process Attributes. This allows for a screening of the Process Chains to obtain a list of candidate manufacturing methods. This method is illustrated in a brief design example.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1109/JMEMS.2006.880292
ISSNs: 1057-7157 (print)
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Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Engineering Materials & Surface Engineering
ePrint ID: 42962
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Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:16
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/42962

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