Novel temperature compensation technique for force-sensing piezoresistive devices

Joshua Scott, Eniko T Enikov

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Abstract

A novel stress-insensitive piezoresistor in the shape of an annulus has been developed to be used in conjunction with a piezoresistive bridge for temperature-compensated force measurements. Under uniform stress conditions, the annular resistor shows near-zero stress sensitivity and a linear response to temperature excitation within test conditions of 24-34 °C. Annular resistors were placed in close proximity to stress-sensitive elements in order to detect local temperature fluctuations. Experiments evaluating the performance of the temperature compensator while testing force sensitivity showed a thermal rejection ratio of 37.2 dB and near elimination of low-frequency noise (drift) below 0.07 Hz. Potential applications of this annular resistor include use in multi-axis force sensors for force feedback microassembly, improvements in the simplicity and robustness of high precision microgram sensitive balances, higher accuracy for silicon diaphragm-based pressure sensors and simple temperature compensation for AFM cantilevers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number115017
JournalJournal of Micromechanics and Microengineering
Volume21
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2011

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Resistors
Temperature
Force measurement
Pressure sensors
Silicon
Diaphragms
Temperature measurement
Feedback
Compensation and Redress
Sensors
Testing
Experiments
Hot Temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Novel temperature compensation technique for force-sensing piezoresistive devices. / Scott, Joshua; Enikov, Eniko T.

In: Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol. 21, No. 11, 115017, 11.2011.

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