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Environmental monitoring using magnetoelastic sensors
Author(s): Craig A. Grimes; Qingyun Cai; Keat Ghee Ong; Keith Loiselle
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Paper Abstract

Magnetoelastic thin film sensors can be considered the magnetic analog of surface acoustic wave sensors, with the characteristic resonant frequency of the magnetoeleastic sensor changing in response to different environmental parameters. We report on the application of the magnetoeleastic sensors for remote query measurement of pressure, temperature, liquid viscosity and, in combination with a glucose- responding mass-changing polymer, glucose concentrations. The advantage of using magnetoelastic sensors is that no physical connections, such as wires or cables are required to obtain sensor information allowing the sensor to be monitored from inside sealed containers. Furthermore since it is the frequency response of the sensor that is monitored, rather than the amplitude, the relative orientation of the sensor with respect to the query field is unimportant.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4097, Complex Mediums, (30 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390572
Show Author Affiliations
Craig A. Grimes, Univ. of Kentucky (United States)
Qingyun Cai, Sentech Corp. (United States)
Keat Ghee Ong, Sentech Corp. (United States)
Keith Loiselle, Univ. of Kentucky (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4097:
Complex Mediums
Akhlesh Lakhtakia; Werner S. Weiglhofer; Russell F. Messier, Editor(s)

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