'Tic-Tac' made in Silicon

dc.contributor.authorLani, S.
dc.contributor.authorPétremand, Y.
dc.contributor.authorDubochet, O.
dc.contributor.authorDadras, M.
dc.contributor.author Barrot, F.
dc.contributor.authorDominé, E.
dc.contributor.authorDespont, M.
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-09T14:07:02Z
dc.date.available2021-12-09T14:07:02Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.description.abstractSilicon has been used in watch mechanisms for more than a decade, fueled by the developments in microfabrication and MEMS (Micro-Electro- Mechanical Systems) technologies. Of particular interest to the watchmaking are its unmatched manufacturing precision, its mechanical proprieties and a-magnetism. The invention of Silinvar, allowing a simple and economical way to thermally compensate silicon, opened up its use in mechanical watch hairsprings. Additionally, silicon is nowadays used in different types of components such as anchors and gears as well as, more recently, a new generation of oscillators based on flexible blade mechanisms.
dc.identifier.citationCongrès International de Chronométrie, CIC 2019, Montreux (CH), September 2019, pp. 17-23.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12839/389
dc.identifier.urlhttps://www.ssc.ch/publications/actes/article/cic2019-la-recherche-passe-present-et-futur-1/?no_cache=1andcHash=dbc25a0401bd8f7c74e50b9c86003a7b
dc.title'Tic-Tac' made in Silicon
dc.typeProceedings Article
dc.type.csemdivisionsDiv-T
dc.type.csemresearchareasMEMS & Packaging
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