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Title: Capacitive microelectromechanical switches with dynamic soft-landing

A microelectromechanical system (MEMS)-based electrical switch. The electrical switch includes a moveable electrode, a dielectric layer positioned adjacent the moveable electrode on a first side of the dielectric layer and spaced apart from the moveable electrode when the moveable electrode is in an inactivated position and in contact with the moveable electrode when the moveable electrode is in an activated position, and a substrate attached to the dielectric layer on a second side opposite to the first side, the moveable electrode is configured to brake prior to coming in contact with the dielectric layer when the moveable electrode is switched between the inactivated state and the activated state.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1223097
Report Number(s):
9,160,333
13/466,006
DOE Contract Number:
FC52-08NA28617
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 May 07
Research Org:
Purdue Research Foundation, West Lafayette, IN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION