Hutchinson, A. B. and Truitt, P. A. and Schwab, K. C. and Sekaric, L. and Parpia, J. M. and Craighead, H. G. and Butler, J. E. (2004) Dissipation in nanocrystalline-diamond nanomechanical resonators. Applied Physics Letters, 84 (6). pp. 972-974. ISSN 0003-6951. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20090911-092252757
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We have measured the dissipation and frequency of nanocrystalline-diamond nanomechanical resonators with resonant frequencies between 13.7 MHz and 157.3 MHz, over a temperature range of 1.4–274 K. Using both magnetomotive network analysis and a time-domain ring-down technique, we have found the dissipation in this material to have a temperature dependence roughly following T^(0.2), with Q^(–1) ≈ 10^(–4) at low temperatures. The frequency dependence of a large dissipation feature at ~35–55 K is consistent with thermal activation over a 0.02 eV barrier with an attempt frequency of 10 GHz.
|Additional Information:||©2004 American Institute of Physics. Received 29 September 2003; accepted 9 December 2003. The authors thank Olivier Buu, Art Vandelay, Elinor Irish, and Hidehiro Yoshida for fruitful discussions. This work was funded by the National Security Agency, DARPA/MTO, and the National Science Foundation. # 85.85.+j Micro- and nano-electromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS) and devices # 07.10.Cm Micromechanical devices and systems|
|Subject Keywords:||diamond; nanostructured materials; micromechanical resonators; cooling|
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|Deposited By:||George Porter|
|Deposited On:||14 Sep 2009 16:14|
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