A film bulk acoustic resonator oscillator based humidity sensor with graphene oxide as the sensitive layer

Weipeng Xuan, Marina Cole, Julian W. Gardner, Farah-Helúe Villa-López, Xiaozhi Wang, Shurong Dong, Jikui Luo

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Abstract

A film bulk acoustic wave resonator (FBAR) is a type of resonator with high frequency and small dimensions, particularly suitable for use as a sensor for physical and biochemical sensing with high sensitivity. FBAR-based sensors have been extensively studied, however they commonly use discrete devices and network analyzers for evaluation, and therefore are far from being able to be used in practical applications. This paper reports the design and analysis of an FBAR-based Pierce oscillator and a field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-based frequency counter, and the use of the oscillator as a humidity sensor with the frequency counter as the measuring circuit. Graphene oxide (GO) is used as the sensitive film to improve the sensitivity. The resonant frequency of the oscillator with a GO film shows a linear decrease with an increase in relative humidity, with a sensitivity of ca. 5 kHz per %RH (relative humidity) in the range of 3%RH to 70%RH, and a higher frequency shift is induced above 70%RH. The FBAR oscillator sensor shows excellent stability and repeatability, demonstrating the feasibility and potential sensing application using the integrated FBAR chip and simple frequency counter, particularly suitable for portable electronics.
Original languageEnglish
Article number055017
JournalJournal of Micromechanics and Microengineering
Volume27
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Apr 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Acoustic resonators
Humidity sensors
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Oxides
Graphene
Resonators
Acoustic waves
Atmospheric humidity
Sensors
Electric network analyzers
Oxide films
Field programmable gate arrays (FPGA)
Natural frequencies
Electronic equipment
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A film bulk acoustic resonator oscillator based humidity sensor with graphene oxide as the sensitive layer. / Xuan, Weipeng ; Cole, Marina; Gardner, Julian W.; Villa-López, Farah-Helúe ; Wang, Xiaozhi ; Dong, Shurong ; Luo, Jikui .

In: Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol. 27, No. 5, 055017, 10.04.2017.

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Xuan, Weipeng ; Cole, Marina ; Gardner, Julian W. ; Villa-López, Farah-Helúe ; Wang, Xiaozhi ; Dong, Shurong ; Luo, Jikui . / A film bulk acoustic resonator oscillator based humidity sensor with graphene oxide as the sensitive layer. In: Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. 2017 ; Vol. 27, No. 5.
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