Powerful tools for thermal characterisation of MEMS

P. Fürjes, Gy Bognár, I. Bársony

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Thermal aspects of design and fabrication of sensor structures based on thermally isolated heater filaments [Cs. Dücso{combining double acute accent}, et al., Porous Si bulk micro-machining for thermally isolated membrane formation, Sens. Actuators A 60 (1997) 235-243 [1]] were investigated with special attention to their dynamic properties in order to demonstrate the outstanding possibilities of modelling and characterisation tools in analysis MEMS structures. Thermal engineering was aided by high performance simulation methods, such as finite element modelling (COSMOS) and thermal equivalent circuit simulation using successive network reduction method (SUNRED). The detailed static and dynamic thermal behaviour of the structure was experimentally characterised by applying the high resolution thermography system of the Thermosensorik GmbH and thermal transient tester (T3Ster) of the MicReD Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)270-277
Number of pages8
JournalSensors and Actuators, B: Chemical
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 14 2006



  • Microheater
  • Thermal modelling and characterisation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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