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Ceramic Sensors
Technology and Applications



ISBN 9781566763097
Published January 5, 1996 by CRC Press
379 Pages

 
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From the Author's Preface
Ceramic sensors have been in use for more than thirty years. Since ceramics exhibit a number of specific characteristics that enable their cost to become lower and their reliability to increase, they have occupied a significant position in sensor technology. This is why many companies and universities have directed their efforts towards investigating and developing new ceramic sensors and expanding their areas of application.

To the best of our knowledge.., there [has been] no book treating different sensors on the basis of their common physical and chemical properties, technological principles, and applications. This book [is] a detailed survey of ceramic sensors and a generalization of the results achieved in this field so far. Ceramic sensors for different physical quantities are discussed without going too deep into theory...

The concept of ceramic sensors includes all sensors that are produced using ceramic technology. It also covers thick film sensors, since from a structural and technological point of view, they can be regarded as a variety of ceramic sensors. The subject of scientific research in this book is humidity, gas. temperature, and pressure sensors on the basis of semiconductor and dielectric ceramic materials and solid electrolytes.

Special attention is paid to the physical and chemical, as well as the technological, bases of ceramic sensors, their classification, the types of materials used... , the methods of controlling their parameters and characteristics, the areas of application, and the electric circuits for connecting the sensors.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Definitions and Classifications of Sensors
Sensors

  • Classification of Sensors
  • Ceramic Sensors
    Physical-Chemical and Technological Principles of Ceramic Sensors
    Ceramics-Basic Concepts, Classification Physical and Chemical Bases of Ceramic Sensor Operation Technological Principles of Ceramic Sensors
  • Operating Principles of the Sensors Made of Porous Semiconductor Ceramics
    Ceramic Humidity Sensors
    Fundamental Aspects of Humidity. Classification of Ceramic Humidity Sensors
  • Basic Parameters and Characteristics of the Ceramic Humidity Sensors-Requirements
  • Semiconductive Humidity Sensors
  • Ceramic Humidity Sensors of Proton-Type Conductivity
  • Pore Structure Control and Control of the Sensitivity of Ceramic Humidity Sensors
  • Testing and Stabilization of Ceramic Humidity Sensor Parameters
  • Ceramic Humidity Sensors Made of Solid Electrolytes
  • Ceramic Humidity Sensors Manufactured by Some Companies
    Ceramic Gas Sensors
    Classification of the Ceramic Gas Sensors
  • Parameters and Characteristics of the Resistive Gas Sensors
  • Methods for Control of the Selectivity and the Sensitivity of the Ceramic Gas Sensors
  • Principle of Operation and Classification of the Ceramic Sensors Made of Solid Electrolytes
  • Reducing Gas Ceramic Sensors
  • Ceramic Alcohol Sensors
  • Ceramic Odor and Product Quality Sensors
  • Ceramic Sensors for Other Gases Ceramic Oxygen Sensors
  • Ceramic Gas Sensors Manufactured by Some Companies
    Ceramic Temperature Sensors
    Classification of the Ceramic Temperature Sensors NTCThermistors
  • PTC-Thermistors
  • CTR-Thermistors (Critical Temperature Resistors)
  • Capacitive Ceramic Temperature Sensors
  • NTC- and PTC-Thermistors Manufactured by Some Companies
    Ceramic Pressure Sensors
    Multifunctional Ceramic Sensors
    Humidity-Gas and Temperature-Humidity Ceramic Sensors
  • Temperature-Humidity-Gas Ceramic Sensors
    Application of Ceramic Sensors
    Application of Ceramic-Humidity Sensors
  • Application of Gas Sensors
  • Application of Ceramic Temperature Sensors
    References, Index, Authors
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