Fully Inkjet-Printed Flexible Wheatstone Bridge Temperature Sensors (Printed Electronics Europe 2015)

Miss Chadha Bali, PhD Student
Siemens AG
Apr 28, 2015.


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Presentation Summary

We present a fully inkjet-printed flexible Wheatstone bridge used for temperature sensing. For this purpose, we used a carbon nanoparticle ink as PTC-material (positive temperature coefficient) and a mixture of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythophene):poly(4-styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) with dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) as NTC-material (negative temperature coefficient). We evaluated different ink compositions in order to optimize the temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR), the stability and the reliability of the used materials. The Wheatstone bridge sensors show good linearity and little hysteresis within a temperature range of 20°C to 70°C.

Speaker Biography (Chadha Bali)

Siemens AG, Corporate Technology, Research and Technology Center, Munich, Germany
 Institute for Print and Media Technology of Chemnitz University of Technology (pmTUC), Chemnitz, Germany
 PhD thesis: "Use of the coffee ring effect for the realization of all-inkjet printed organic field effect transistors with small channel length"

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