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Ceramic Sensors

Technology and Applications, 1st Edition

By Toshko Nenov, Stefcho P. Yordanov

CRC Press

379 pages

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Hardback: 9781566763097
pub: 1996-01-05
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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

  • Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    TEC021000
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science