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Effects of the binder material on the mechanical properties of thick-film magnetostrictive materials

Grabham, Neil J., Beeby, Steve P. and White, Neil M. (2004) Effects of the binder material on the mechanical properties of thick-film magnetostrictive materials Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 110, (1-3), pp. 365-370. (doi:10.1016/j.sna.2003.09.005).

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This paper presents research carried out at the University of Southampton into the development of a magnetostrictive thick-film material suitable for use with silicon micromachined devices. This form of magnetostrictive material has previously been deposited onto alumina substrates and this paper reports further work on migrating the technology onto silicon. The evaluation of two alternative glass frits for use as the binder within the thick film is reported. The correct choice of the binder material is important in a thick-film material because it is responsible for binding the active material within the thick film into a composite material and also adhering the film to the substrate. A series of tests have been applied to samples fabricated using various glass frits to assess their mechanical properties and suitability for the micro-actuator applications.

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Published date: 1 February 2004
Keywords: Magnetostrictive Thick-Film
Organisations: EEE


Local EPrints ID: 258851
ISSN: 0924-4247
PURE UUID: 69a6a5d1-236b-480e-8804-d87a19f4b70b
ORCID for Steve P. Beeby: ORCID iD
ORCID for Neil M. White: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 13 Feb 2004
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:29

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Author: Neil J. Grabham
Author: Steve P. Beeby ORCID iD
Author: Neil M. White ORCID iD

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