A device has been developed for a temperature switch. It has two electronic output levels. By characteristically changing the temperature to a certain value, the device goes through a rapid transition from high to low output level. It does not contain moving parts: detection of the required temperature is realized fully electronically. It is based on metallic glasses, of which the Curie temperature can be easily and substantially modified. The switching temperature can be chosen in a wide range, from -40 to +150°C. The thermal hysteresis of the device does not exceed 3°C.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics