Physical sensors: thermal sensors

Dinh, Toan ORCID: and Nguyen, Thanh ORCID: and Phan, Hoang-Phuong and Dau, Van and Dao, Dzung and Nguyen, Nam-Trung (2021) Physical sensors: thermal sensors. In: Reference module in biomedical sciences [Online reference collection]. Elsevier, United States.


Thermal sensors have been intensively developed and used in a wide range of applications from monitoring of industrial processes to environmental control. Thermal sensors are capable of measuring various thermal signals such as temperature, flow, acceleration and angular velocity. The chapter focuses on fundamentals of physical thermal sensors that sense temperature by detecting sensor materials’ electrical properties. The chapter discusses in detail material design as well as transduction mechanisms of thermal sensors toward achieving high sensitivity. Recent advances in the development of thermal sensors are mentioned. This article provides insight into design of thermal sensors with high performance.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Future Materials (1 Jan 2017 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2021 07:09
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2022 04:07
Uncontrolled Keywords: accelerometer; flow sensor; frequency analog; gyroscope; heat flux; nanoscale sensor; physical sensor; temperature sensor; thermal sensor; thermoelectric; thermoelectronic; thermoresistive
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091306 Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4017 Mechanical engineering > 401705 Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280110 Expanding knowledge in engineering
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