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Integrated thick-film nanostructures based on spinel ceramics

Halyna Klym1*, Ivan Hadzaman2, Oleh Shpotyuk34 and Michael Brunner5

Author Affiliations

1 Lviv Polytechnic National University, 12 Bandera str, Lviv 79013, Ukraine

2 Drohobych State Pedagogical University, 24 Ivan Franko str, Drohobych 82100, Ukraine

3 Lviv Institute of Materials of Scientific Research Company ‘Carat’, 202 Stryjska str, Lviv 79031, Ukraine

4 Institute of Physics of Jan Dlugosz University, 13/15, al. Armii Krajowej, Czestochowa 42201, Poland

5 Fachhochschule Köln/University of Applied Sciences, 2 Betzdorfer Strasse, Köln 50679, Germany

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Nanoscale Research Letters 2014, 9:149  doi:10.1186/1556-276X-9-149

Published: 26 March 2014

Abstract

Integrated temperature-humidity-sensitive thick-film structures based on spinel-type semiconducting ceramics of different chemical compositions and magnesium aluminate ceramics were prepared and studied. It is shown that temperature-sensitive thick-film structures possess good electrophysical characteristics in the region from 298 to 358 K. The change of electrical resistance in integrated thick-film structures is 1 order, but these elements are stable in time and can be successfully used for sensor applications.

Keywords:
Spinel; Ceramics; Thick films; Integrated nanostructure; Simultaneous measurements