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Title: The design and optimization of two low frequency energy harvesters employing 3C-SiC/AlN/Mo composite layers

This paper presents the design and simulation of twocantilever-based energy harvesters that employs cubic silicon carbide on silicon (3C-SiC-on-Si) wafer as the base material and bottom electrode. Aluminum Nitride (AlN) is employed as the piezoelectric/middle layer due to its excellent material properties and high stability in varying temperature and harsh environment. Molybdenum (Mo) serves as the top layer/electrode. The thickness of the structural layers are optimized through MATLAB and also analyzed via Finite Element Analysis using Intellisuite. Two designs are proposed at low resonant frequency, one with conventional cantilever beam, the other being a T-shaped cantilever beam. Both structures are simulated and their performances are compared.
Authors:
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  1. Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre, Griffith University, Brisbane, QLD 4111 (Australia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22308057
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1621; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: ICSAS 2014: 3. international conference on fundamental and applied sciences: Innovative research in applied sciences for a sustainable future, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), 3-5 Jun 2014; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; ALUMINIUM; ALUMINIUM NITRIDES; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; ELECTRODES; FINITE ELEMENT METHOD; INTERFACES; LAYERS; M CODES; MOLYBDENUM; OPTIMIZATION; PERFORMANCE; PIEZOELECTRICITY; SILICON; SILICON CARBIDES