Composite Thermistors

  • K. A. Hu
  • J. Runt
  • A. Safari
  • R. E. Newnham


A thermistor is a temperature-dependent resistor, made from materials having a large change in electrical resistance with temperature. For critical temperature thermistors, the electrical behavior is governed by a phase transformation which alters the scattering mechanism or the concentration of charge carriers. Thermistors are used as temperature sensors, as protection against current or voltage surges, as flow-meters, and in automatic gain elements.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. A. Hu
    • 1
  • J. Runt
    • 1
  • A. Safari
    • 1
  • R. E. Newnham
    • 1
  1. 1.Materials Research LaboratoryThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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