Temperature dependence of resonance frequency of shape-memory alloy vibrated photothermally

Seiki Inaba, Hironori Kumazaki, Masahiro Horibe, Kazuhiro Hane

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The temperature dependence of the resonance frequency for a cantilever of a shape-memory alloy vibrated photothermally is described. The temperature coefficient of the resonance frequency of the alloy with memory for shape recovery was positive (2.0 × 10-2/°Q) at a temperature near the martensitic transformation, in contrast with it being negative (–2.2 × 10-3/°C) for the alloy without memory. The technique of using one laser for both excitation and detection was adopted for determining the resonance frequency of the photothermal vibration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5064-5066
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Issue number9 R
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Sept


  • Optical sensor
  • Photothermal vibration
  • Resonance frequency
  • Shape-memory alloy
  • Temperature dependence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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