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
Definitions and Classifications of Sensors
SensorsClassification 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 SensorsApplication of Gas Sensors Application of Ceramic Temperature Sensors
References, Index, Authors