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Design And Fabrication Of MJTCs On Quartz Substrates At NIST

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Author(s)

Thomas E. Lipe Jr., Joseph R. Kinard Jr., Luciana Scarioni

Abstract

Wet and dry etching are employed in the fabrication of new planar, thin-film multijunction thermal converters (MJTCs) on quartz membranes and crystalline quartz chips at NIST. The use of crystalline quartz as a material for the membrane and for the chip improves the performance of the MJTC in the frequency range from 100 kHz to 100 MHz. Simulations of the ac-dc voltage transfer difference for a heater resistance of 400 Ω in the frequency range from 1 MHz to 100 MHz show a reduction in the ac-dc transfer difference of more than one order of magnitude in comparison with MJTCs fabricated on silicon chips.
Citation
IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement

Keywords

ac-dc, converter, multijunction, planar, quartz, thermal, thin-film, voltage

Citation

Lipe Jr., T. , Kinard Jr., J. and Scarioni, L. (2008), Design And Fabrication Of MJTCs On Quartz Substrates At NIST, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=33053 (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created May 31, 2008, Updated October 12, 2021