Doctoral Dissertations

Title

Quantum 1/f noise and the resulting phase noise in high-stability resonant sensors

Abstract

"The size of oscillators affects not only operating frequency, but noise levels as well. Thermal noise and nonequilibrium noise both are inversely proportional to size, while 1/f noise is proportional to size at quartz sizes blow the phonon coherence length. The size limit for a specific sensor design is then limited by 1/f, thermal, and nonequilibrium noise. As the size of the resonator sensor decreases the normally dominant 1/f term decreases until it is not the limiting term. The ultimate lower size limit for any given BAW, SAW, or MEMS sensor design can thus be calculated for the first time from first principles based on the quantum 1/f formulas. Device design criteria are very important as the sizes and frequency domains of sensors become smaller and larger respectively"--Abstract, leaf iii.

Department(s)

Physics

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Physics

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2005

Pagination

viii, 141 leaves

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (leaves 137-140).

Rights

© 2005 Adam Gregory Tournier, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Citation

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Electronic noise
Quantum electronics
Electromagnetic noise
Acoustic surface wave devices
Microelectromechanical systems

Thesis Number

T 8834

Print OCLC #

85869326

Link to Catalog Record

Full-text not available: Request this publication directly from Missouri S&T Library or contact your local library.

http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b5795827~S5

Comments

Dissertation completed as part of a cooperative degree program with the University of Missouri--Rolla and the University of Missouri--St. Louis.

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