Microbolometers: Fundamentals, Materials, and Recent Developments

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Microbolometers: Fundamentals, Materials, and Recent Developments describes the fundamentals of microbolometers, their historic evolution, operational principles and material choices. It also explains the impact of materials on the processing and development of device characteristics. Sections address various aspects of optical properties and recommend models of properties of materials of interest for the fabrication of the uncooled microbolometers. In addition, the book presents two case studies, Honeywell and Texas Instruments, that focus on the design and manufacture of microbolometers. Finally, recent developments, applications, patents and future trends are presented. The chapter on patents will summarize the strengths and weaknesses of each of the technologies. “Please note that there is an error on the Dedication page, it should read: “To my sister, Math. G.Y. Premalatha, and my brother-in-law, the late Professor G.N. Yoganarasimhan, Professor of Water Resources Engineering and Management, for showing me the direction”.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages332
ISBN (Electronic)9780081028124
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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