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Longitudinal and transversal piezoresistive effect in hydrogenated amorphous carbon films

 
: Tibrewala, A.; Peiner, E.; Bandorf, R.; Biehl, S.; Lüthje, H.

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Thin solid films 515 (2007), Nr.20-21, S.8028-8033
ISSN: 0040-6090
Englisch
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Fraunhofer IST ()

Abstract
We report a large piezoresistive effect of the plasma assisted chemical vapor deposited hydrogenated amorphous carbon (a-C:H) films deposited at bias voltages of -350 and -800V. The gauge factors were measured in transversal, longitudinal strain configurations and lateral, vertical current flow directions with respect to the layer surface. The gauge factor measurements were performed in the temperature range of 23-60 °C. A model is proposed to explain the origin of piezoresistive effect in the a-C:H films. From the experimental results we suggest the parameters which can further enhance the gauge factor values in the films.

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