Temperature Sensors



From prehistoric times people were aware of heat and trying to assess its intensity by measuring temperature. Perhaps the simplest and certainly the most widely used phenomenon for temperature sensing is thermal expansion. This forms the basis of the liquid-in-glass thermometers. For the electrical transduction, different methods of sensing are employed. Some of them are the resistive, thermoelectric, semiconductive, optical, acoustic, and piezoelectric detectors.


Temperature Sensor Negative Temperature Coefficient Contact Sensor Reference Sensor Thermal Shield 
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