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Lookup NU author(s): Dr Barry Gallacher,
Dr John Hedley,
Emeritus Professor James Burdess,
Dr Alun Harris
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A theoretical model for frequency tuning of a cantilever is presented, both stiffness and mass effects have been considered. A cantilever was ablated at its fixed and free end using a Nd:YAG laser, a tuning resolution of 1 Hz was obtained. There was some disagreement between the theoretical values of -29 Hz (fixed end), 10 Hz (free end) and an actual experimental tuning of -19 Hz (fixed end), 3.5 Hz (free end). This has been attributed to the debris present around the ablation site. Consideration of this debris shows that there is a reduction in tuning of around 30% (fixed end) and 50% (free end) in the theoretical values.
Author(s): Gallacher BJ, Hedley J, Burdess JS, Harris AJ
Editor(s): Laudon, M., Romanowicz, B.
Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Publication status: Published
Conference Name: Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show (Nanotech)
Year of Conference: 2003
Publisher: Computational Publications
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