High quality factor nanocrystalline diamond micromechanical resonators limited by thermoelastic damping

Hadi Najar, Mei Lin Chan, Hsueh An Yang, Liwei Lin, David G. Cahill, David A. Horsley

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Abstract

We demonstrate high quality factor thin-film nanocrystalline diamond micromechanical resonators with quality factors limited by thermoelastic damping. Cantilevers, single-anchored and double-anchored double-ended tuning forks, were fabricated from 2.5 μ m thick in-situ boron doped nanocrystalline diamond films deposited using hot filament chemical vapor deposition. Thermal conductivity measured by time-domain thermoreflectance resulted in 24 ± 3 W m-1 K-1 for heat transport through the thickness of the diamond film. The resonant frequencies of the fabricated resonators were 46 kHz-8 MHz and showed a maximum measured Q 86 000 at fn = 46.849 kHz. The measured Q-factors are shown to be in good agreement with the limit imposed by thermoelastic dissipation calculated using the measured thermal conductivity. The mechanical properties extracted from resonant frequency measurements indicate a Young's elastic modulus of ? 788 GPa, close to that of microcrystalline diamond.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number151903
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume104
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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