Raised Structures

  • Robert W. Johnstone
  • M. Parameswaran


Surface-micromachined devices are typically contained in a volume specified by the area of the chip and the height of the thin-films used during fabrication. Even a very small chip will be several millimetres on a side. However, the total height of the thin-films will typically be measured in microns. Thus, surface-micromachined devices are quite constrained in this one direction1. This small vertical range can be a disadvantage.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert W. Johnstone
    • 1
  • M. Parameswaran
    • 1
  1. 1.Engineering ScienceSimon Fraser UniversityCanada

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