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Author Martínez-Torteya, A. ♦ Dieck-Assad, G. ♦ Martínez-Chapa, S.O.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2010
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Special computer methods ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics ♦ Electricity & electronics
Subject Keyword Analytical models ♦ cantilever ♦ Bridge circuits ♦ Detectors ♦ thermopile ♦ Conductivity ♦ Thermal conductivity ♦ Biomembranes ♦ infrared ♦ sensor ♦ bridge ♦ Time factors
Abstract Thermopiles have several advantages for working as infrared sensors and have already been used for applications in environmental monitoring and biomedical diagnostics. When designing thermopiles, it is of great importance to acknowledge the changes in the output voltage that the varying of each design variable may generate. In this work, the model of a thermopile with a bridge or cantilever structure that includes the thermocouples thickness, width and thermal conductivity, parameters not taken into account before, is developed. Choosing the thermocouples length for a thermopile with a fixed length membrane is not trivial. For the simulated structure with a membrane length of 900 nm, when varying the length of the thermocouples from 28 to 72% the length of the membrane, a difference in the output voltage of 81 μV was observed. A comparison between bridge and cantilever structures shows that the former achieves sensitivities up to 1.8 times the ones obtained with cantilever structures.
ISBN 9781424481491
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2010-09-28
Publisher Place Mexico
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 880.49 kB
Page Count 4
Starting Page 717
Ending Page 720


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library