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Slavicek, T., Petersson, S., Pospisil, S., Thungström, G. & Slaivickova, M. (2020). SiC based charged particle strip sensor spectrometer with neutron detection capability. Paper presented at 21st International Workshop on Radiation Imaging Detectors. Journal of Instrumentation, 15, Article ID C01036.
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2020 (English)In: Journal of Instrumentation, ISSN 1748-0221, E-ISSN 1748-0221, Vol. 15, article id C01036Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Silicon carbide (SiC) devices have gained much attention owing to their superior characteristics that make them high-temperature and radiation-hard. The advantage of the SiC arises from its unique combination of electronic and physical properties such as a wide band-gap, high breakdown electric field strength, high saturated electron velocity, and high thermal conductivity. The wide band-gap results in a low intrinsic charge carrier concentration and a radiation hardness. The low intrinsic charge carrier concentration leads to low device leakages at high temperature. The high breakdown strength allows SiC devices to operate at much higher voltages. The aim of this publication is to present current status of a charged particle spectrometer based on a SiC strip detector. The sensor is made of a 4H-SiC (-SiC) hexagonal crystalline structure material which manifests good spectroscopic characteristics for charged particle detection similar to a standard silicon diode (20 keV FWHM with 5,4857MeV 241Am alpha particle). To obtain sensors for the charged particle detection out of the SiC bulk material we created Schottky contacts on the top and the Ohmic contact on the bottom. Preparation of the contacts will be discussed alongside the electric characterization of the sensor material. Results of the charged particle and the gamma detection and detection of thermal neutron detection (after a neutron converter deposition) will be presented. There will be also a discussion regarding fast neutron detection. The SiC sensor material was attached to a VATA GP8 based 128 strip readout to form the handheld spectrometer which will be demonstrated.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bristol, GB: , 2020
National Category
Other Physics Topics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-38316 (URN)10.1088/1748-0221/15/01/C01036 (DOI)
Conference
21st International Workshop on Radiation Imaging Detectors
Available from: 2020-01-31 Created: 2020-01-31 Last updated: 2020-02-03Bibliographically approved
An, S., Norlin, B., Hummelgård, M. & Thungström, G. (2019). Comparison of Elemental Analysis Techniques for Fly Ash from Municipal Solid Waste Incineration using X-rays and Electron Beams. In: IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. Paper presented at International Scientific Conference on Efficient Waste Treatment 2018, EWT 2018, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, 13 December 2018 through 14 December 2018. Institute of Physics (IOP), 337(1), Article ID 012007.
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2019 (English)In: IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, Institute of Physics (IOP), 2019, Vol. 337, no 1, article id 012007Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

With the rapid expansion of the waste incineration business both in Europe and globally, there is a growing need for the elemental analysis for fly ash from municipal solid waste incineration. In this work, samples of washed and unwashed ash from municipal solid waste incineration in Sundsvall are evaluated. Qualitative analysis and semi-quantitative analysis are used to compare two elemental analysis methods, scanning electron microscope with energy dispersive spectroscopy (SEM-EDS) and X-ray fluorescence (XRF) measurement. Both methods are used to retrieve the difference in elemental composition between washed and unwashed fly ash. SEM-EDS accurately detects light elements from well-prepared samples in a vacuum environment, while, for online measurements, XRF is a potential method that analyses hazardous metal content in the fly ash. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institute of Physics (IOP), 2019
National Category
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-38235 (URN)10.1088/1755-1315/337/1/012007 (DOI)2-s2.0-85076187399 (Scopus ID)
Conference
International Scientific Conference on Efficient Waste Treatment 2018, EWT 2018, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, 13 December 2018 through 14 December 2018
Available from: 2020-01-15 Created: 2020-01-15 Last updated: 2020-01-15Bibliographically approved
Ashraf, S., Niskanen, I., Kanyathare, B., Vartiainen, E., Mattsson, C., Heikkilä, R. & Thungström, G. (2019). Determination of complex refractive index of SU-8 by Kramers-Kronig dispersion relation method at the wavelength range 2.5 – 22.0 μm. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 224, 309-311
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2019 (English)In: Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, ISSN 0022-4073, E-ISSN 1879-1352, Vol. 224, p. 309-311Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Accurate determination of the complex refractive index of SU-8 epoxy has significant for the wide variety of applications in optical sensor technology at IR range. The complex refractive index of SU-8 is determined by recording the transmission of light spectra for the wavelength range of 2.5 – 22.0 μm.  The data analysis is based on the Kramers-Kronig dispersion relation method. The method has several merits, such as ease of operation, non-contact technique, measurement accuracy, and rapid measurement. The present method is not restricted to the case of SU-8 but it is also proposed to be applicable across a broad range of applications, such as assessment of the optical properties of paints and biomedical samples.

Keywords
Complex refractive index, SU-8 epoxy, Kramers-Kronig dispersion relation method, FT-IR spectrophotometer, Infrared region
National Category
Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34927 (URN)10.1016/j.jqsrt.2018.11.026 (DOI)000456754800034 ()2-s2.0-85057277091 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-11-21 Created: 2018-11-21 Last updated: 2019-03-18Bibliographically approved
Niskanen, I., Forsberg, V., Zakrisson, D., Reza, S., Hummelgård, M., Andres, B., . . . Thungström, G. (2019). Determination of nanoparticle size using Rayleigh approximation and Mie theory. Chemical Engineering Science, 201(29), 222-229
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2019 (English)In: Chemical Engineering Science, ISSN 0009-2509, E-ISSN 1873-4405, Vol. 201, no 29, p. 222-229Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Accurate determination of the size of nanoparticles has an important role in many different scientific and industrial purposes, such as in material, medical and environment sciences, colloidal chemistry and astrophysics. We describe an effective optical method to determine the size of nanoparticles by analysis of transmission and scattering of visible spectral range data from a designed UV-Vis multi-spectrophotometer. The size of the nanoparticles was calculated from the extinction cross section of the particles using Rayleigh approximation and Mie theory. We validated the method using polystyrene nanospheres, cellulose nanofibrils, and cellulose nanocrystals. A good agreement was achieved through graphical analysis between measured extinction cross section values and theoretical Rayleigh approximation and Mie theory predictions for the sizes of polystyrene nanospheres at wavelength range 450 - 750 nm. Provided that Rayleigh approximation's forward scattering (FS)/back scattering (BS) ratio was smaller than 1.3 and Mie theory's FS/BS ratio was smaller than 1.8. A good fit for the hydrodynamic diameter of nanocellulose was achieved using the Mie theory and Rayleigh approximation. However, due to the high aspect ratio of nanocellulose, the obtained results do not directly reflect the actual cross-sectional diameters of the nanocellulose. Overall, the method is a fast, relatively easy, and simple technique to determine the size of a particle by a spectrophotometer. Consequently, the method can be utilized for example in production and quality control purposes as well as for research and development applications.

Keywords
Nanoparticles, size, Rayleigh approximation, Mie theory, spectrophotometer, nanocellulose
National Category
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35764 (URN)10.1016/j.ces.2019.02.020 (DOI)000462034900020 ()2-s2.0-85062846560 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-03-08 Created: 2019-03-08 Last updated: 2019-05-20Bibliographically approved
Niskanen, I., Suopajärvi, T., Liimatainen, H., Fabritius, T., Heikkilä, R. & Thungström, G. (2019). Determining the complex refractive index of cellulose nanocrystals by combination of Beer-Lambert and immersion matching methods. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 235, 1-6
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2019 (English)In: Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, ISSN 0022-4073, E-ISSN 1879-1352, Vol. 235, p. 1-6Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Nanocelluloses have received significant interest due to their unique structural, mechanical, and optical properties. Nanocellulose refractive indices can be used to indicate many crucial characteristics, such as crystallinity, transparency, and purity. Thus, accurate measurement is important. This study describes a new method to determine the wavelength dependent complex refractive index of cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) by the measurement of light transmittance with a spectrophotometer. The data analysis is based on a combination of the Beer-Lambert and immersion liquid matching equations. The immersion liquid method's main advantage is that it is independent of particle shape and size. Moreover, the measurement is easy and relatively quick to perform. The present procedure is not restricted to the nanocellulose and could potentially be applied to other nanomaterials, such as hyphenate nanoparticle-based, lignin nanoparticles, nanopigments, biological entities, structural elements of dielectric metamaterials, and nanoparticle-based composites. 

Keywords
Beer-Lambert, Cellulose nanocrystals, Complex refractive index, Immersion matching method, Spectroscopy, Cellulose, Cellulose derivatives, Crystallinity, Nanocellulose, Nanocrystals, Nanoparticles, Particle size analysis, Accurate measurement, Cellulose nano-crystals, Cellulose nanocrystal (CNCs), Immersion liquid methods, Matching methods, Particle shape and size, Refractive index
National Category
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-36688 (URN)10.1016/j.jqsrt.2019.06.023 (DOI)000485334200001 ()2-s2.0-85067548357 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-07-09 Created: 2019-07-09 Last updated: 2019-09-30Bibliographically approved
Ashraf, S., Mattsson, C. & Thungström, G. (2019). Fabrication and characterization of a SU8-epoxy membrane based thermopile detector with an integrated multilayered absorber structure for the mid-IR region. IEEE Sensors Journal, 19(11), 4000-4007
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2019 (English)In: IEEE Sensors Journal, ISSN 1530-437X, E-ISSN 1558-1748, Vol. 19, no 11, p. 4000-4007Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper reports on the fabrication and characterization of a thermopile detector with an integrated mid-infrared absorber structure. The fabricated absorber structure has shown an absorption of more than 95% in the wavelength range of 3.2 – 5.47 μm. The detector was fabricated with standard cleanroom process techniques and equipment. The serial resistance was measured at about 315 kΩ at room temperature. The photosensitivity of the detector was characterized for a signle wavelength (4.26 µm) and a band of wavelength ranging from 2.5 –5.5 µm through two different measurement setups. In the first measurement setup, the photosensitivity was estimated at 57.5 V·mm2·W-1 through a MEMS-based infrared radiation source and with an optical band-pass filter of wavelength 4.26µm. The following characterization was performed to characterise the photosensitivity of the detector in a broader wavelength range. This measurement was taken using a monochromator setup utilizing a reference photodetector for calculations of the optical power of the infrared source. The photosensitivity and the specific detectivity (D*) of the fabricated detector were measured to values of 30-92 V·W-1 and 8.0×107-2.4×108 cm·Hz1/2·W-1, respectively, in the wavelength range of 2.8 – 5 µm. The time constant was estimated to around 21 ms

Keywords
Interfermometric absorber, Thermopile, Infrared detector, SU8 epoxy, photosensitivity, Transfer matrix theory, CO2 detection
National Category
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35525 (URN)10.1109/JSEN.2019.2896668 (DOI)000467060100005 ()2-s2.0-85065396140 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-01-25 Created: 2019-01-25 Last updated: 2019-07-09Bibliographically approved
Andersson, H., Šuly, P., Thungström, G., Engholm, M., Zhang, R., Mašlík, J. & Olin, H. (2019). PEDOT: PSS thermoelectric generators printed on paper substrates. Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications, 9(2)
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2019 (English)In: Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications, ISSN 2079-9268, Vol. 9, no 2Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Flexible electronics is a field gathering a growing interest among researchers and companies with widely varying applications, such as organic light emitting diodes, transistors as well as many different sensors. If the circuit should be portable or off-grid, the power sources available are batteries, supercapacitors or some type of power generator. Thermoelectric generators produce electrical energy by the diffusion of charge carriers in response to heat flux caused by a temperature gradient between junctions of dissimilar materials. As wearables, flexible electronics and intelligent packaging applications increase, there is a need for low-cost, recyclable and printable power sources. For such applications, printed thermoelectric generators (TEGs) are an interesting power source, which can also be combined with printable energy storage, such as supercapacitors. Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)-poly(styrenesulfonate), or PEDOT:PSS, is a conductive polymer that has gathered interest as a thermoelectric material. Plastic substrates are commonly used for printed electronics, but an interesting and emerging alternative is to use paper. In this article, a printed thermoelectric generator consisting of PEDOT:PSS and silver inks was printed on two common types of paper substrates, which could be used to power electronic circuits on paper. 

Keywords
Paper substrates, PEDOT:PSS, Seebeck coefficient, Stencil print, Thermoelectric generator
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-36667 (URN)10.3390/jlpea9020014 (DOI)2-s2.0-85065493304 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-07-09 Created: 2019-07-09 Last updated: 2019-07-09Bibliographically approved
Ashraf, S., Forsberg, V., Mattsson, C. G. & Thungström, G. (2019). Thermoelectric properties of n-type molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) thin film by using a simple measurement method. Materials, 12(21), Article ID 3521.
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2019 (English)In: Materials, ISSN 1996-1944, E-ISSN 1996-1944, Vol. 12, no 21, article id 3521Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper, a micrometre thin film of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) is characterized for thermoelectric properties. The sample was prepared through mechanical exfoliation of a molybdenite crystal. The Seebeck coefficient measurement was performed by generating a temperature gradient across the sample and recording the induced electrical voltage, and for this purpose a simple measurement setup was developed. In the measurement, platinum was utilized as reference material in the electrodes. The Seebeck value of MoS2 was estimated to be approximately -600 μV/K at a temperature difference of 40 °C. The negative sign indicates that the polarity of the material is n-type. For measurement of the thermal conductivity, the sample was sandwiched between the heat source and the heat sink, and a steady-state power of 1.42Wwas provided while monitoring the temperature difference across the sample. Based on Fourier's law of conduction, the thermal conductivity of the sample was estimated to be approximately 0.26 Wm-1 K-. The electrical resistivity was estimated to be 29 W cm. The figure of merit of MoS2 was estimated to be 1.99 × 10-4. 

Keywords
Exfoliated, Green energy harvesting, Molybdenite crystal, Molybdenum disulfide, MoS2, Seebeck coefficient, Thermoelectric generators, Thermoelectricity, Thin films
National Category
Chemical Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37707 (URN)10.3390/ma12213521 (DOI)000502798800062 ()31717822 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85074668855 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-11-18 Created: 2019-11-18 Last updated: 2020-01-16Bibliographically approved
Soetedjo, H., Niskanen, I., Rautkari, L., Altgen, M., Hiltunen, E., Thungström, G., . . . Räty, J. (2018). Determining the degree of heat treatment of wood by light polarization technique. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products, 76(4), 1359-1362
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2018 (English)In: European Journal of Wood and Wood Products, ISSN 0018-3768, E-ISSN 1436-736X, Vol. 76, no 4, p. 1359-1362Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Thermal modification of wood enables the use of non-durable wood species in exterior applications, but quality control methods are required to monitor the product variability. This study tests the potential of a light polarization technique where visible light (400–500 nm) is directed through a linear polarizer to the surface of thermally modified wood to measure the reflectance. Besides an effect of the grain direction, the reflectance decreased with increasing temperature during the thermal modification process. The technique could be used for quality control, but further studies are required to understand its modes of action. 

National Category
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-33664 (URN)10.1007/s00107-018-1311-2 (DOI)000435782200029 ()2-s2.0-85045912828 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-05-23 Created: 2018-05-23 Last updated: 2019-03-15Bibliographically approved
Ashraf, S., Mattsson, C., Thungström, G., Gaynullin, B. & Rödjegård, H. (2018). Evaluation of a CO2 sensitive thermopile with an integrated multilayered infrared absorber by using a long path length NDIR platform. In: I2MTC 2018 - 2018 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference: Discovering New Horizons in Instrumentation and Measurement, Proceedings. Paper presented at 2018 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, I2MTC 2018, Houston, United States, 14 May 2018 through 17 May 2018 (pp. 1-6). IEEE
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2018 (English)In: I2MTC 2018 - 2018 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference: Discovering New Horizons in Instrumentation and Measurement, Proceedings, IEEE, 2018, p. 1-6Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this work, a mid-infrared-sensitive thermopile detector was evaluated for carbon dioxide gas. The thermopile has an integrated absorber structure that has more than 95% absorption for the wavelength range of 3.3-5.5 μm. For the measurement of carbon dioxide, the detector was initially assembled on a small printed circuit board holder and then installed in a long path length non-dispersive infrared platform. The measurement setup was calibrated by exposing the detector to carbon dioxide of known concentrations (from 50 ppm to 1,300 ppm) and measuring the corresponding voltage response of the detector. The measured voltage values allowed us to calculate the calibration constant for this detector. This was followed by a verification process using a concentration of 500 ppm (which was not used in the calibration) and a known value of 1,300 ppm. The verification results matched with real values, demonstrating that the sensor can be used for highly sensitive and accurate carbon dioxide measurements at concentrations from a few ppm level up to 1,300 ppm. Above this level, additional calibration is needed. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE, 2018
Keywords
Carbon dioxide gas measurement, LPL-NDIR sensor, Thermopile detector
National Category
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34564 (URN)10.1109/I2MTC.2018.8409758 (DOI)2-s2.0-85050722432 (Scopus ID)9781538622223 (ISBN)
Conference
2018 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, I2MTC 2018, Houston, United States, 14 May 2018 through 17 May 2018
Available from: 2018-10-01 Created: 2018-10-01 Last updated: 2018-10-15Bibliographically approved
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