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Infrared sensing using pyroelectric polymers.

  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.

  • Type:

    Book Chapter

  • Date:

    30 November 1996

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    IoP Publishing, Bristol

  • Library of Congress:

    TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    621 Electronic & mechanical engineering

Citation

Armitage, A., Benjamin, K., Setiadi, D., Weller, H. & Binnie, D. (1996). Infrared sensing using pyroelectric polymers. In Augousti, A. T. & White, N. M. (Eds.). Sensors & their Applications VIII, 297-302. IoP Publishing, Bristol. ISBN 750304219

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Keywords

infrared imagers; pyroelectric effect; polymer PVDF; copolymer of VDF and TrFE; amplification; silicon integrated circuit substrates;

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