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11 August 2000 RF MEMS microswitches design and characterization
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Proceedings Volume 4175, Materials and Device Characterization in Micromachining III; (2000)
Event: Micromachining and Microfabrication, 2000, Santa Clara, CA, United States
This paper presents the work performed in MUMPs on RF MEMS micro-switch. Concepts, design and characterization of switches are studied. The study particularly focuses on the electrical resistance characterization and modelization. The switches developed uses two different principle: overflowed gold and hinged beam. The realized contacts exhibited high on resistance (~20(Omega) ) due to nanoscopics asperities of contacts and insulating interfacial films. Results of a typical contact cleaning method are also presented.
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Xavier Lafontan, Christian Dufaza, Michel Robert, Guy Perez, and Francis Pressecq "RF MEMS microswitches design and characterization", Proc. SPIE 4175, Materials and Device Characterization in Micromachining III, (11 August 2000);

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