Frequency/stress sensitivity of s.a.w. resonators

Frequency/stress sensitivity of s.a.w. resonators

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Surface-acoustic-wave resonators can be used as stress sensors for measuring force and pressure. Experiments at 160 MHz using rotated y-cut substrates indicate that larger linear changes in resonator frequency can be obtained by deforming the substrate. The s.a.w. transducers, besides being small in size, are also stable in frequency.


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