Modelling and experimental verification of heat dissipation mechanisms in an SU-8 electrothermal microgripper

Solano, Belen, Merrell, James, Gallant, Andrew and Wood, David (2014) Modelling and experimental verification of heat dissipation mechanisms in an SU-8 electrothermal microgripper. Microelectronic Engineering, 124. pp. 90-93. ISSN 0167-9317

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mee.2014.06.002

Abstract

Within this work, a microgripper based on a hot–cold arm principle was tested to give a greater understanding of the associated heat dissipation methods. Experiments were conducted in air at atmospheric and sub-atmospheric pressure, and in helium, argon and helium at sub-atmospheric pressure. The change in deflection, when using gases with different thermal conductivities and at varying pressures showed the significance of conduction through the atmosphere. The experimental results were found to verify a theoretical model created previously by this group, and a further model developed independently; both predicted the deflection that a given current would cause.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Microgripper, Heat dissipation, Thermal imaging, Electrothermal, SU-8
Subjects: H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2018 08:13
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2018 08:13
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/33991

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