Nonlinear motion and mechanical mixing in as-grown GaAs nanowires

Braakman, F. R. and Cadeddu, D. and Tütüncüoglu, G. and Matteini, F. and Rüffer, D. and Fontcuberta i Morral, A. and Poggio, M.. (2014) Nonlinear motion and mechanical mixing in as-grown GaAs nanowires. Applied Physics Letters, 105 (17). p. 173111.

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We report nonlinear behavior in the motion of driven nanowire cantilevers. The nonlinearity can be described by the Duffing equation and is used to demonstrate mechanical mixing of two distinct excitation frequencies. Furthermore, we demonstrate that the nonlinearity can be used to amplify a signal at a frequency close to the mechanical resonance of the nanowire oscillator. Up to 26 dB of amplitude gain is demonstrated in this way.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Physik > Physik > Nanotechnologie Argovia (Poggio)
UniBasel Contributors:Poggio, Martino and Cadeddu, Davide and Braakman, Floris
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:AIP Publishing
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Deposited On:05 Dec 2014 09:45

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