Sensors: An Extremely Simple Thermocouple Made of a Single Layer of Metal (Adv. Mater. 24/2012)

Authors

  • Haixiao Liu,

    1. Key Laboratory for the Physics and Chemistry of Nanodevices, Department of Electronics, Peking University, Beijing 100871, P. R. of China
    2. Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, Peking University, Beijing 100871, P. R. of China
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  • Weiqiang Sun,

    1. Key Laboratory for the Physics and Chemistry of Nanodevices, Department of Electronics, Peking University, Beijing 100871, P. R. of China
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  • Shengyong Xu

    Corresponding author
    1. Key Laboratory for the Physics and Chemistry of Nanodevices, Department of Electronics, Peking University, Beijing 100871, P. R. of China
    • Key Laboratory for the Physics and Chemistry of Nanodevices, Department of Electronics, Peking University, Beijing 100871, P. R. of China.
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Abstract

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A novel thermocouple made of only a single metallic thin film is developed by S. Y. Xu and co-workers on page 3275. Its configuration challenges a long-lasting concept. By knitting a single-metal thermocouple (SMTC) into a matrix, one can easily make a SMTC array for 2D temperature mapping. As this extremely simple temperature sensor can also be applied to flexible substrates, it may inspire a new category of thermal sensors with versatile applications. This cover was designed by B. Xu and H. X. Liu.

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