Film bulk acoustic resonator pressure sensor with self temperature reference

He, X. L., Garcia-Gancedo, L., Jin, P. C., Zhou, J., Wang, W. B., Dong, Shurong, Luo, J. ORCID: 0000-0003-0310-2443, Flewitt, A. and Milne, W. I. (2012) Film bulk acoustic resonator pressure sensor with self temperature reference. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 22 (12). ISSN 0960-1317

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A novel film bulk acoustic resonator (FBAR) with two resonant frequencies which have opposite reactions to temperature changes has been designed. The two resonant modes respond differently to changes in temperature and pressure, with the frequency shift being linearly correlated with temperature and pressure changes. By utilizing the FBAR's sealed back trench as a cavity, an on-chip single FBAR sensor suitable for measuring pressure and temperature simultaneously is proposed and demonstrated. The experimental results show that the pressure coefficient of frequency for the lower frequency peak of the FBAR sensors is approximately −17.4 ppm kPa−1, while that for the second peak is approximately −6.1 ppm kPa−1, both of them being much more sensitive than other existing pressure sensors. This dual mode on-chip pressure sensor is simple in structure and operation, can be fabricated at very low cost, and yet requires no specific package, therefore has great potential for applications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: FBAR, sealed cavity, pressure sensor, temperature sensor
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: University of Bolton Research Centres > Institute for Renewable Energy and Environmental Technologies
Depositing User: Sarah Taylor
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2018 09:23
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2018 09:23

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