Accession Number : AD0752236

Title :   The Development of a Probe-Type Thin Film Microthermocouple for Biomedical Use.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN ELECTRONICS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Martins,W. D. ; Ripperger,E. A.

Report Date : 02 FEB 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : Thin-film probe type thermocouples of micron dimensions can be produced by vapor deposition on quartz substrates. Processes for fabrication are described. The problem of low seebeck coefficient is solved by use of special annealing techniques and choice of element materials. Insulating films for element separation, electrical isolation and environmental protection are discussed. Response time of the microthermocouples is experimentally determined and compared with a theoretical model. Applications of the microthermocouple are discussed with respect to bio-medical usage. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*THERMOCOUPLES, *MEDICAL EQUIPMENT), INSTRUMENTATION, MANUFACTURING, EFFICIENCY, PROBES, DETECTORS

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE