Infrared sensing using pyroelectric polymers.

Armitage, Alistair, Benjamin, Kenneth, Setiadi, D, Weller, H and Binnie, David (1997) Infrared sensing using pyroelectric polymers. In: Sensors & their Applications VIII. IoP Publishing, Bristol, pp. 297-302. ISBN 0750304219

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This paper describes a programme of work intended to develop inexpensive infrared imagers. The technology is based on the pyroelectric effect in the polymer PVDF, and a copolymer of VDF and TrFE. Early work used films of the polymer on simple ceramic substrates. While this continues to be a useful approach, the use of silicon integrated circuit substrates provides possibilities of amplification as close as possible to the signal source. Several integrated circuits have been fabricated and tested, and some results are presented for these. A brief description is also provided of the thermal and electrical modelling.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 0750304219
Uncontrolled Keywords: infrared imagers; pyroelectric effect; polymer PVDF; copolymer of VDF and TrFE; amplification; silicon integrated circuit substrates;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 620 Engineering > 621 Electronic & mechanical engineering
Library of Congress Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Item ID: 3214
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2010 14:40
Last Modified: 15 May 2014 15:40

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