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Fabrication of an active nanostencil with integrated microshutters

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7 Author(s)
Tjerkstra, R.W. ; MESA Res. Inst., Twente Univ., Enschede, Netherlands ; Ekkels, P. ; Krijnen, G. ; Egger, S.
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An active nanostencil, consisting of a thin (200 nm) silicon nitride membrane with attached polysilicon microactuators that can be used to dynamically open and/or close holes in the silicon nitride membrane, is presented. This nanostencil can be used as a shadow mask in an evaporation setup. Main features of the nanostencil are the absence of sacrificial oxide in the final product, strengthening of the membrane by a polysilicon hexagonal structure that is attached directly to the membrane and the use of low-doped regions in the polysilicon to separate the stator and rotor electrically.

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TRANSDUCERS, Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, 12th International Conference on, 2003  (Volume:2 )

Date of Conference:

8-12 June 2003