Far-infrared microbolometer detectors
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- Neikirk, D.P., Lam, W.W. & Rutledge, D.B. Int J Infrared Milli Waves (1984) 5: 245. doi:10.1007/BF01009656
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The bismuth microbolometer is a simple, easily made detector suitable for use throughout the far-infrared, which has been integrated with a variety of planar antennas. The general thermal properties of these devices and some of the constraints on bolometer materials are discussed. The fabrication and performance of several different types of microbolometers and microthermocouples are described.