Fabrication of SU-8 based Capacitive Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducer for low frequency therapeutic applications

Joseph, J and Singh, S G and Vanjari, S R K (2015) Fabrication of SU-8 based Capacitive Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducer for low frequency therapeutic applications. In: 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 25-29 Aug, 2015, Milan.

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Abstract

In this paper we present a simple post-CMOS compatible sacrificial release method of fabricating SU-8 based Capacitive Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducer (CMUT) for low frequency therapeutic applications. CMUTs fabricated with Silicon Nitride and Silicon Dioxide lay constraints in terms of area and power consumption especially in the low frequency range. Fabrication of these devices need complex high temperature processes that makes them incompatible for post-CMOS processing. Analytical modeling shows that SU-8 based CMUT consumes less area (below 25%) and power compared to Silicon Nitride and Silicon Dioxide based CMUTs. The proposed fabrication method overcomes inherent disadvantages of sacrificial release method by providing uniformity in air gap and reducing the possibility of stiction.

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Vanjari, S R KUNSPECIFIED
Singh, S Ghttp://orcid.org/0000-0001-7319-879X
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acoustics, Analytical models, Biomembranes, Fabrication, Ultrasonic imaging, Ultrasonic transducers, Young's modulus
Subjects: Others > Electricity
Divisions: Department of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2016 05:44
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2017 09:31
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/2137
Publisher URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2015.7318622
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