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Design of chemoresistive silicon sensors for application in gas monitoring

Andrew Charles Pike

Design of chemoresistive silicon sensors for application in gas monitoring

by Andrew Charles Pike

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Published by typescript in [s.l.] .
Written in English


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Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Warwick, 1996.

StatementAndrew Charles Pike.
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi,269p.
Number of Pages269
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17461177M

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DESIGN OF CHEMORESISTIVE SILICON SENSORS FOR APPLICATION IN. GAS MONITORING. Andrew Charles Pike. Department of Engineering. University of Warwick. A thesis submitted to the University of Warwick. for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. June The need to improve gas sensor technology for suitability to this demanding application has been identified.

Thus, the objectives were to develop a number of ultra-low power devices consisting of an array of chemoresistive gas sensors for incorporation into an intelligent sensor system. The paper highlights some of the significant works done in the field of medical and biomedical sensing using silicon-based technology.

The use of silicon sensors is one of the pivotal and prolonged techniques employed in a range of healthcare, industrial and environmental applications by virtue of its distinct advantages over other counterparts in Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) by: 7.

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We investigated SiC-based hydrogen gas sensors with metal-insulator-semiconductor (MIS) structure for high temperature process monitoring and leak detection applications in fields such as the automotive, chemical and petroleum industries.

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Abstract: As an introduction to this book, a variety of semiconductor gas sensors is presented. They are classified into five types, according to the transducers used: resistor, diode, MIS (metal-insulator-semiconductor) capacitor, MIS FET (metal-insulator-semiconductor field effect transistor) and oxygen concentration cell.

Chemoresistive Sensor Design. Typical configurations of chemoresistive sensors include tube, volume, chip, and liquid electrolyte types. Figure 1 shows a tubular chemoresistive sensor developed by the University of Kentucky, USA.

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This is especially the case for applications in monitoring automotive exhaust gases (lambda probe) and air quality (AQ sensors). In intrinsic silicon there are ∼ free charge carriers at room temperature but only ∼ 2 × electrons are induced by a MIP traversing µm.

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Product Help Advantages of Silicon Pressure Sensors. Pressure sensors that utilise silicon sensing elements offer many advantages over other pressure sensing technologies, they are small, lightweight, highly repeatable, stable over time, dynamically responsive and very sensitive to variations in pressure.

Chemoresistive Gas Sensors The Device Detection of target gases by chemoresistive gas sensors has received impulse great deal of attention because of its many advantages over other sensing technologies. Table 1 illustrates the main characteristics of electrochemical, optical and chemoresistive gas sensors.

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Basic Principles of Silicon Detectors Through the photovoltaic effect, silicon detectors provide a means of transforming light energy to an electrical current. The root of the theory behind this phenomenon is a small energy gap between the valence and conduction bands of the detector. Radiation-hard sensors 1.

Radiation induced leakage current independent of impurities; every 7°C of temperature reduction halves current Ùcool sensors to ≈°C (SCT = -7°C) 2. “type inversion” from n to p-bulk Ùincreased depletion voltage oxygenated silicon helps (for protons); n+-in-n-bulk or n+-in-p-bulk helps 3.

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29 CFR Table Z-1 details these values. In certain cases—such as ethylene oxide—this table refers to a separate section within 29 CFR encapsulated by silicon oxide.

The subsequent micromachining of the underlying silicon releases these surface layers, forming membranes with high thermal isolation and thus with unique thermo-electro-mechanical properties.

In order to expedite the design and optimization of such integrated gas sensors, aFile Size: KB.Silicon diodes and transistors as thermal sensors Applications of silicon thermal sensors Flow sensors Vacuum sensors Infrared sensors Integrated PTAT temperature sensors References 5 Silicon Sensors for Magnetic Signals Introduction Basic physical principles