Author(s) Zhang, Z.; Tian, B.; Yu, Q.; Shi, P.; Lin, Q.; Zhao, N.; Jing, W.; Jiang, Z.
Journal Sensors (Basel)
Date Published 2017 Apr 14

A thermal stress range analysis of tungsten-rhenium thin film thermocouples based on ceramic substrates is presented to analyze the falling off and breakage problems caused by the mismatch of the thermal stresses in thin film thermocouples (TFTCs) and substrate, and nano-indentation experiments are done to measure and calculate the film stress to compare with the simulation results. Optimal design and fabrication of tungsten-rhenium TFTCs based on ceramic substrates is reported. Static high temperature tests are carried out, which show the optimization design can effectively reduce the damage caused by the thermal stress mismatch.

DOI 10.3390/s17040857
ISSN 1424-8220
Citation Sensors (Basel). 2017;17(4).