496 pages | 427 B/W Illus.
Because of unique water properties, humidity affects materials and many living organisms, including humans. Humidity control is important in various fields, from production management to creating a comfortable living environment. The range of materials that can be used in the development of humidity sensors is very broad, the third volume of The Handbook of Humidity Measurement offers an analysis on various humidity sensitive materials and sensor technologies used in the fabrication of humidity sensors and methods acceptable for their testing.
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Handbook of Humidity Measurement, Volume 3: Sensing Materials and Technologies provides valuable information for practicing engineers, measurement experts, laboratory technicians, project managers in industries and national laboratories, as well as university students and professors interested in solutions to humidity measurement tasks. Despite the fact that this book is devoted to the humidity sensors, it can be used as a basis for understanding fundamentals of any gas sensor operation and development.
HUMIDITY-SENSITIVE MATERIALS. Properties of polymers as humidity sensitive materials. Metal oxides. Porous semiconductors and their prospects for application in humidity sensors. Carbon-based humidity sensors. Microporous and mesoporous materials. Silica. Humidity-sensitive biomaterials. Other materials acceptable for humidity sensor applications. TECHNOLOGIES AND MATERIALS. Advantages and disadvantages of methods used for formation of humidity sensitive layers. Micromachining technologies. Platforms of humidity sensors and approaches to their fabrication. Design and fabrication of a CMOS-MEMS humidity sensors. Electrodes, filters and packaging of humidity sensors. CALIBRATION AND MARKET OF HUMIDITY SENSORS. Humidity sensor selection and operation guide. Humidity sensors calibration and testing. Comparative analysis of humidity sensors and their advantages and shortcomings. Humidity sensor market.