INFRARED SENSORS BASED ON THE PYROELECTRIC POLYMER POLYVINYLIDENE FLUORIDE (PVDF).

H. Meixner, G. Mader, P. Kleinschmidt

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Abstract

Passive IR detectors for sensing the thermal radiation of warm bodies usually operate with sensors in the form of pyroelectric single crystals. The polymer polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) is shown to possess pyroelectric properties comparable to those of single crystals and ceramics. PVDF can be prepared as readily processible large-area foil for the mass production of moderately priced thermal detectors that respond to the thermal radiation of warm bodies. The favorable thermal properties of PVDF will allow the future production of thermal imagery with considerably higher resolution than is currently possible with single crystals. This will open the way to numerous applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-114
Number of pages10
JournalSiemens Forschungs- und Entwicklungsberichte/Siemens Research and Development Reports
Volume15
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1986

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Heat radiation
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Infrared detectors
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Thermodynamic properties
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INFRARED SENSORS BASED ON THE PYROELECTRIC POLYMER POLYVINYLIDENE FLUORIDE (PVDF). / Meixner, H.; Mader, G.; Kleinschmidt, P.

In: Siemens Forschungs- und Entwicklungsberichte/Siemens Research and Development Reports, Vol. 15, No. 3, 1986, p. 105-114.

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