A Tunable Metal–Organic Resistance Thermometer

Authors

  • Dr. Andrew P. Stephenson,

    1. Centre of Organic Photonics & Electronics, School of Mathematics and Physics, The University of Queensland, Brisbane,Queensland, 4072 (Australia)
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  • Prof. Adam P. Micolich,

    1. School of Physics, The University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052 (Australia)
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  • Dr. Kwan H. Lee,

    1. Centre of Organic Photonics & Electronics, School of Mathematics and Physics, The University of Queensland, Brisbane,Queensland, 4072 (Australia)
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  • Prof. Paul Meredith,

    Corresponding author
    1. Centre of Organic Photonics & Electronics, School of Mathematics and Physics, The University of Queensland, Brisbane,Queensland, 4072 (Australia)
    • Centre of Organic Photonics & Electronics, School of Mathematics and Physics, The University of Queensland, Brisbane,Queensland, 4072 (Australia)
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  • Prof. Ben J. Powell

    1. Centre of Organic Photonics & Electronics, School of Mathematics and Physics, The University of Queensland, Brisbane,Queensland, 4072 (Australia)
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Abstract

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Mixing thin Sn films into polyetheretherketone (PEEK) substrates using Sn+ ion beams can turn this inherently insulating polymer metallic. Control of this process changes the sample's conductivity by over ten orders of magnitude (see picture). This can be used to produce high-performance, robust, low-cost thermometers, which can be easily tailored to the desired temperature range.

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