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BOOK CHAPTERS

B1. M. Rinaldi, “NEMS Resonant Chemical Sensors”, in Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology, Springer, 2012, B. Bhushan, Ed., ed: Springer, pp. 1888-1895, 2012. (invited contribution).

 

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL PAPERS

J7. Y. Hui, T. Nan, N. X. Sun, and M. Rinaldi,High Resolution Magnetometer based on a High Frequency Magnetoelectric MEMS-CMOS OscillatorIEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (JMEMS), accepted (2014).

 

J6. T. Nan*, Y. Hui*, M. Rinaldi and N. X. Sun,“Self-Biased 215MHz Magnetoelectric NEMS Resonator for Ultra-Sensitive DC Magnetic Field Detection”, Scientific Reports, 3, Article number: 1985, *Equally Contributed (2013).

 

J5. Y. Hui and M. Rinaldi, “Fast and High Resolution Thermal Detector based on an Aluminum Nitride Piezoelectric Microelectromechanical Resonator with an Integrated Suspended Heat Absorbing Element”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 093501 (2013).

 

J4. A. Tazzoli, M. Rinaldi, G. Piazza, “Experimental Investigation of Thermally Induced Non-Linearities in Aluminum Nitride Contour Mode MEMS Resonators”, IEEE Electron Device Letters, vol. 33, issue 5, pg. 724-726, 2012.

 

J3. M. Rinaldi, C. Zuo, J. Van der Spiegel and G. Piazza, “Reconfigurable CMOS Oscillator based on Multi-Frequency AlN Contour-Mode MEMS Resonators”, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, vol. 58, issue 5, pg. 1281-1286, 2011.

 

J2. M. Rinaldi, C. Zuniga, C. Zuo, and G. Piazza, “Super High Frequency Two-Port AlN Contour-Mode Resonators for RF Applications”, IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, vol. 57, n. 1, pg. 38-45, 2010. [A combination of Figure 4 and Figure 9 of this manuscript appears as cover image of the January 2010 issue of IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control]. Download Here

 

J1. C. Zuniga*, M. Rinaldi*, S. M. Khamis, A. T. Johnson, and G. Piazza, “Nanoenabled Microelectromechanical Sensor for Volatile Organic Chemical Detection”, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 94, 223122, 2009. *First Author. [This manuscript was selected for the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology -- June 22, 2009, Volume 19, Issue 25 and for the Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research -- June 15, 2009, Volume 17 Issue 12]. Download Here

 

PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPERS

Year 2014

C39.  Z. Qian, R. Vyas, Y. Hui,and M. Rinaldi, “High Resolution Calorimetric Sensing Based on Aluminum Nitride MEMS Resonant Thermal Detectors”Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE Sensors Conference, Valencia, Spain, 2-5 November, 2014. in press

C38. Y. Hui, Z. Qian, G. Hummel and M. Rinaldi, “Pico-Watts Range Uncooled Infrared Detector Based on a Freestanding Piezoelectric Resonant Microplate with Nanoscale Metal Anchors”Proceedings of the 2014 Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop (Hilton Head 2014), Hilton Head Island, 8-12 June, 2014. in press

C37. G. Hummel, Y. Hui, Z. Qian and M. Rinaldi, “Switchable Aluminum Nitride MEMS Resonator Using Phase Change Materials”Proceedings of the 2014 Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop (Hilton Head 2014), Hilton Head Island, 8-12 June, 2014. in press

C36. Y. Hui, T. Nan, N. Sun and M. Rinaldi, Ultra-Sensitive Magnetic Field Sensor Based on a Low-Noise Magnetoelectric MEMS-CMOS OscillatorProceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium (IFCS 2014), Taipei, Taiwan, May 19-22, 2014. in press

C35. G. Hummel, Y. Hui and M. Rinaldi, Phase Change Material Programmable Vias for Switching and Reconfiguration of Aluminum Nitride Piezoelectric MEMS ResonatorsProceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium (IFCS 2014), Taipei, Taiwan, May 19-22, 2014. in press

 Year 2013

C34. Y. Hui, Z. Qian and M. Rinaldi, “A 2.8 GHz Combined Mode of Vibration Aluminum Nitride MEMS Resonator with High Figure of Merit Exceeding 45”, Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium (IFCS 2013), Prague, Czech Republic, July 21-25, 2013, pg 930-932, [Nominated for Best Student Paper Award].

C33. Y. Hui and M. Rinaldi, Aluminum Nitride Nano-Plate Resonant Infrared Sensor with Self-Sustained CMOS Oscillator for Nano-Watts Range Power Detection, Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium (IFCS 2013), Prague, Czech Republic, July 21-25, 2013, pg. 62-65.

C32. Z. Qian, Y. Hui, F. Liu, S. Kar and M. Rinaldi, “Single Transistor Oscillator Based on a Graphene-Aluminum Nitride Nano Plate Resonator”, Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium (IFCS 2013), Prague, Czech Republic, July 21-25, 2013, pg. 559-561.

C31. Z. Qian, Y. Hui, F. Liu, S. Kar and M. Rinaldi, “245 MHz Graphene-Aluminum Nitride Nano Plate Resonator”, Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (Transducers 2013), Barcelona, Spain, June 16-20, 2013, pg. 2005-2008.

C30. Y. Hui and M. Rinaldi, “High Performance NEMS Resonant Infrared Detector Based on an Aluminum Nitride Nano Plate Resonator”, Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (Transducers 2013), Barcelona, Spain, June 16-20, 2013, pg. 968-971.

C29. Y. Hui, T. Nan, N. X. Sun and M. Rinaldi, “MEMS Resonant Magnetic Field Sensor Based on an AlN/FeGaB Bilayer Nano-Plate Resonator”, Proceedings of the IEEE MEMS 2013 conference, Taipei, Taiwan, 20-24 January 2013, pg. 721-724 [Nominated for Outstanding Poster Paper Award]. Download Here

 Year 2012

C28. Y. Hui and M. Rinaldi, “Ultra-Fast and High Resolution NEMS Thermal Detector Based on a Nano-Air-Gap Piezoelectric Resonant Structure”, Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE Sensors Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, 28-31 October 2012, pg. 1983-1986. Download Here

C27. A. Tazzoli, N. Kuo, M. Rinaldi, H. Pak, D. Fry, D. Bail, D. Stevens, and G. Piazza, “A 586 MHz Microcontroller Compensated MEMS Oscillator based on Ovenized Aluminum Nitride Contour-Mode Resonators”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS) 2012, Dresden, Germany, 7-10 October 2012, pp. 1055-1058.

C26. M. Rinaldi, A. Tazzoli, C. Zuniga, G. Piazza, “970 MHz Ovenized Oscillator Based on an ALN MEMS Resonator with Monolithically Integrated Suspended Nano Hot Plate”, Proceedings of the 2012 Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop (Hilton Head 2012), Hilton Head Island, 3-7 June 2012, pg. 347-350.

C25. C. Zuniga, M. Rinaldi, A. Tazzoli, G. Piazza, “Single Transistor Oscillator Based on Piezoelectric Resonant Nanochannel for Operation in Liquids”, Proceedings of the 2012 Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop (Hilton Head 2012), Hilton Head Island, 3-7 June 2012, pg. 367-370.

C24. M. Rinaldi, Y. Hui, C. Zuniga, A. Tazzoli, G. Piazza, High Frequency AlN MEMS Resonators with Integrated Nano Hot Plate for Temperature Controlled Operation, Proceedings of the IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium (IFCS) 2012, Baltimore, USA, May 21-24, 2012, pg. 1-5.

C23. A. Tazzoli, M. Rinaldi, G. Piazza, Ultra High Frequency Temperature Compensated Oscillators Based on Ovenized AlN Contour-Mode MEMS Resonators, Proceedings of the IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium (IFCS) 2012, Baltimore, USA, May 21-24, 2012, pg. 1-5.

C22. A. Tazzoli, G. Piazza, M. Rinaldi, J. Segovia, C. Cassella, B. Otis, J. Shi, K. Turner, C. Burgner, K. McNaul, D. Bail, and V. Felmetsger, Piezoelectric Nonlinear Nanomechanical Temperature and Acceleration Insensitive Clocks”, Proceeding of SPIE 8373, 83730A, Baltimore, USA, April 23, 2012.

C21. M. Rinaldi, A. Tazzoli, J. Segovia-Fernandez, V. Felmetsger and G. Piazza, High Power and Low Temperature Coefficient of Frequency Oscillator Based on a Fully Anchored and Oxide Compensated AlN Contour-Mode MEMS Resonator, Proceedings of the 25th IEEE Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS 2012), Paris, France, 29 January – 2 February 2012, pg. 696-699.

 Year 2011

C20. A. Tazzoli*, M. Rinaldi*, G. Piazza, Ovenized High Frequency Oscillators Based on Aluminum Nitride Contour-Mode MEMS Resonators, Proceedings of the IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) 2011, Washington, USA, December 5-7, 2011, pg. 20.2.1-20.2.4.. *First Author.

C19. A. Tazzoli*, M. Rinaldi*, C. Zuo, N. Sinha, J. Van der Spiegel, G. Piazza*, Aluminum Nitride Reconfigurable RF-MEMS Front-Ends, Proceedings of the IEEE 9th International Conference on ASIC (ASICON 2011), Xiamen, China, October 25-28, 2011, pg. 1046-1049 [invited paper]. *First Author.

C18. J. Segovia-Fernandez, A. Tazzoli, M. Rinaldi, and G. Piazza, Nonlinear Lumped Electrical Model for Contour Mode AlN Resonators, Proceedings of the IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS) 2011, Orlando, USA, 18-21 October 2011, in press.

C17. M. Rinaldi and G. Piazza, Effects of Volume and Frequency Scaling in AlN Contour Mode NEMS Resonators on Oscillator Phase Noise, Proceedings of the IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium 2011, San Francisco, USA, 1-5 May 2011, pg. 1-5, [Winner of the Best Student Paper Award].

C16. M. Rinaldi, C. Zuniga and G. Piazza, ss-DNA Functionalized Array of AlN Contour-Mode NEMS Resonant Sensors with Single CMOS Multiplexed Oscillator for sub-ppb Detection of Volatile Organic Chemicals, Proceedings of the 24th IEEE Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS 2011), Cancun, Mexico, 23-27 January 2011, pg. 976-979.

C15. C. Zuniga, M. Rinaldi and G. Piazza, Reduced Viscous Damping in High Frequency Piezoelectric Resonant Nanochannels for Sensing in Fluids, Proceedings of the 24th IEEE Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS 2011), Cancun, Mexico, 23-27 January 2011, pg. 960-963.

 Year 2010

C14. M. Rinaldi, C. Zuniga, B. Duick, and G. Piazza, “Use of a Single Multiplexed CMOS Oscillator As Direct Frequency Read-Out for an Array of Eight AlN Contour-Mode NEMS Resonant Sensors”, Proceedings of the IEEE Sensors Conference 2010, Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA, 1-4 November 2010, pg. 2666-2670. Download Here

C13. C. Zuniga, M. Rinaldi, and G. Piazza, High Frequency Piezoelectric Resonant Nanochannel for Bio-Sensing Applications in Liquid Environment, Proceedings of the IEEE Sensors Conference 2010, Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA, 1-4 November 2010, pg. 52-55.

C12. G. Piazza, M. Rinaldi, C. Zuniga, “Nanoscaled Piezoelectric Aluminum Nitride Contour-Mode Resonant Sensors”, Proceedings of the IEEE Sensors Conference 2010, Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA, 1-4 November 2010, pg. 2202-2207 [invited paper]. Download Here

C11. M. Rinaldi, C. Zuo, J. Van der Spiegel and G. Piazza, Reconfigurable 4-Frequency CMOS Oscillator Based on AlN Contour-Mode MEMS Resonators, Proceedings of the IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium 2010, San Diego, USA, 11-14 October 2010, in press [nominated for Best Student Paper Award].

C10. M. Rinaldi, C. Zuniga, C. Zuo and G. Piazza, “GHz Range Nanoscaled AlN Contour-Mode Resonant Sensors (CMR-S) with Self-Sustained CMOS Oscillator”, Proceedings of the Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop (Hilton Head 2010), Hilton Head Island, 06-10 June 2010, pg. 471-474. Download Here

C9. M. Rinaldi, B. Duick, C. Zuniga, C. Zuo and G. Piazza, ss-DNA Functionalized Ultra-Thin-Film AlN Contour-Mode Resonators with Self-Sustained Oscillator for Volatile Organic Chemical Detection, Proceedings of the 23rd IEEE Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS 2010), Hong Kong SAR, China, 24-28 January 2010, pg. 132-135.

 Year 2009

C8. M. Rinaldi, C. Zuniga and G. Piazza, “Ultra-Thin-Film AlN Contour-Mode Resonators for Sensing Applications”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium 2009, Rome, Italy, 20-23 September 2009, pg. 714-717. Download Here

C7. C. Zuniga, M. Rinaldi and G. Piazza, Quality Factor of MEMS and NEMS AlN Contour-Mode Resonators in Liquid Media, Proceedings of the IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium 2009, Rome, Italy, 20-23 September 2009, pg. 2568-2571.

C6. C. Zuo, M. Rinaldi and G. Piazza, “Power Handling and Related Frequency Scaling Advantages in Piezoelectric AlN Contour-Mode MEMS Resonators”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium 2009, Rome, Italy, 20-23 September 2009, pg. 1187-1190. Download Here

C5. M. Rinaldi, C. Zuniga, C. Zuo, and G. Piazza, AlN Contour-Mode Resonators for Narrow-Band Filters above 3 GHz, Proceedings of the IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium 2009, Besancon, France, 20-24 April 2009, pg. 70-74 [Winner of the Best Student Paper Award]

C4. M. Rinaldi, C. Zuniga, C. Zuo, and G. Piazza, “Ultra-Thin Super High Frequency two-port AlN Contour-Mode Resonators and Filters”, Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (Transducers 2009), Denver, Colorado, USA, 21-25 June 2009, pg. 577-580.

C3. M. Rinaldi, C. Zuniga, and G. Piazza, “5-10 GHz AlN Contour-Mode Nanoelectromechanical Resonators”, Proceedings of the 22nd IEEE Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS 2009), Sorrento, Italy, 24-28 January 2009, pg. 916-919. Download Here

C2. C. Zuniga, M. Rinaldi, S. M. Khamis, T. S. Jones, A. T. Johnson, and G. Piazza, DNA-Decorated Carbon Nanotubes as Sensitive Layer for AlN Contour-Mode Resonant-MEMS Gravimetric Sensor, Proceedings of the 22nd IEEE Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS 2009), Sorrento, Italy, 24-28 January 2009, pg. 320-323.

 Year 2008

C1. M. Rinaldi, C. Zuniga, N. Sinha, M. Taheri, S. M. Khamis, A. T. Johnson, and G. Piazza, Gravimetric Chemical Sensor Based on the Direct Integration of SWNTs on AlN Contour-Mode MEMS Resonators, Proceedings of the IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium 2008, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 18-21 May 2008, pg, 443-448 [nominated for Best Student Paper Award].

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