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Characteristics of screen-printed polymer thick films
Author(s): Khalil I. Arshak; D. G. Collins; Declan McDonagh; F. Ansari
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Paper Abstract

The physical, electrical, and temperature dependent properties of thick film polymeric materials are presented. It has been shown that the sensitivity of the planar polymer piezoresistive gauges is comparable to that of the metal-foil gauges. Whereas the sandwich (MRM-metal resistor metal) configurations exhibit similar characteristics to those of cermet thick film MRM gauges, The electrical tests were carried out on films in the MRM configuration and have shown the existence of electroforming at voltages exceeding the forming voltage. Further increasing the applied voltage is shown to produce both s-type and N-type negative resistance within the films, depending on the region of operation within the V- I characteristic.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 April 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2780, Metal/Nonmetal Microsystems: Physics, Technology, and Applications, (8 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.238121
Show Author Affiliations
Khalil I. Arshak, Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)
D. G. Collins, Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)
Declan McDonagh, Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)
F. Ansari, Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2780:
Metal/Nonmetal Microsystems: Physics, Technology, and Applications
Benedykt W. Licznerski; Andrzej Dziedzic, Editor(s)

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