Sensing Properties of a Novel Temperature Sensor Based on Field Assisted Thermal Emission
AbstractThe existing temperature sensors using carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are limited by low sensitivity, complicated processes, or dependence on microscopy to observe the experimental results. Here we report the fabrication and successful testing of an ionization temperature sensor featuring non-self-sustaining discharge. The sharp tips of nanotubes generate high electric fields at relatively low voltages, lowering the work function of electrons emitted by CNTs, and thereby enabling the safe operation of such sensors. Due to the temperature effect on the electron emission of CNTs, the collecting current exhibited an exponential increase with temperature rising from 20 °C to 100 °C. Additionally, a higher temperature coefficient of 0.04 K−1 was obtained at 24 V voltage applied on the extracting electrode, higher than the values of other reported CNT-based temperature sensors. The triple-electrode ionization temperature sensor is easy to fabricate and converts the temperature change directly into an electrical signal. It shows a high temperature coefficient and good application potential. View Full-Text
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Pan, Z.; Zhang, Y.; Cheng, Z.; Tong, J.; Chen, Q.; Zhang, J.; Zhang, J.; Li, X.; Li, Y. Sensing Properties of a Novel Temperature Sensor Based on Field Assisted Thermal Emission. Sensors 2017, 17, 473.
Pan Z, Zhang Y, Cheng Z, Tong J, Chen Q, Zhang J, Zhang J, Li X, Li Y. Sensing Properties of a Novel Temperature Sensor Based on Field Assisted Thermal Emission. Sensors. 2017; 17(3):473.Chicago/Turabian Style
Pan, Zhigang; Zhang, Yong; Cheng, Zhenzhen; Tong, Jiaming; Chen, Qiyu; Zhang, Jianpeng; Zhang, Jiaxiang; Li, Xin; Li, Yunjia. 2017. "Sensing Properties of a Novel Temperature Sensor Based on Field Assisted Thermal Emission." Sensors 17, no. 3: 473.