Self-detecting gate-tunable nanotube paddle resonators

B. Witkamp, M. Poot, H. Pathangi, A. K. Hüttel, H. S. J. van der Zant
2008 Applied Physics Letters  
We have fabricated suspended metal paddle resonators with carbon nanotubes functioning as self-detecting torsional springs. We observe gate-tunable resonances, that either tune to higher or to lower frequencies when increasing the dc voltage on the back-gate. We attribute the former modes to flexural vibrations of the paddle resonator, while the latter ones are identified as torsional vibrations. Compared to top-down silicon fabricated paddle resonators, nanotube springs have smaller torsional
more » ... pring constants and provide a larger frequency tunability.
doi:10.1063/1.2985859 fatcat:576fkgygfvdczlquetw6acd7ve