Sensitivity of a miniaturized touch probe sensor using PZT thin film vibrator

Takefumi Kanda, Minoru K. Kurosawa, Toshiro Higuchi

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In this paper, an improved touch probe sensor device for higher sensitivity and low contact force is reported. In order to improve the resolution, we have evaluated the sensitivity and fabricated a miniaturized sensor. The sensor transducer was 3 mm long and had higher resonance frequency. The resonance frequency of the vibrator was 937 kHz. Evaluated sensitivity was 1.0 × 10-1 mV/nm. This value equals five times larger than that of a previous sensor. Miniaturization of the sensor device carried smaller vibration operation and higher sensitivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-65
Number of pages5
Issue number1-8
Publication statusPublished - May 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Hydrothermal method
  • PZT thin film
  • Surface profile measurement
  • Touch probe sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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