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9 November 1999 Current-controlled curled tip
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Proceedings Volume 3903, Indo-Russian Workshop on Micromechanical Systems; (1999)
Event: Indo-Russian Workshop on Micromechanical Systems, 1999, New Delhi, India
There have been several cantilever-based actuators which provide movement in a direction transverse to the length of the cantilever. Here we describe a novel actuator which gives movement in the same direction as that of the length of the element. This is achieved by a curling up action of a bimetal like 'metal on silicon dioxide' straight element due to large differences in the coefficients of linear expansions and the high temperature which is obtained during the metal deposition.
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Prakash R. Apte, S. G. Lokhre, S. C. Purandare, B. Gajanan, and Kumar Virwani "Current-controlled curled tip", Proc. SPIE 3903, Indo-Russian Workshop on Micromechanical Systems, (9 November 1999);

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