Articles | Volume 5, issue 1
J. Sens. Sens. Syst., 5, 165–170, 2016

Special issue: Sensor/IRS2 2015

J. Sens. Sens. Syst., 5, 165–170, 2016

Regular research article 10 May 2016

Regular research article | 10 May 2016

Characterisation of the polarisation state of embedded piezoelectric transducers by thermal waves and thermal pulses

Agnes Eydam et al.

Related authors

The size-of-source effect in thermography
Helmut Budzier and Gerald Gerlach
J. Sens. Sens. Syst., 10, 179–184,,, 2021
Short summary
Studies on porosity in poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) hydrogels for fast-responsive piezoresistive microsensors
Daniela Franke and Gerald Gerlach
J. Sens. Sens. Syst., 10, 93–100,,, 2021
Analysis of photoelastic properties of monocrystalline silicon
Markus Stoehr, Gerald Gerlach, Thomas Härtling, and Stephan Schoenfelder
J. Sens. Sens. Syst., 9, 209–217,,, 2020
Short summary
Morphological characterization and porosity profiles of tantalum glancing-angle-deposited thin films
Tobias Ott and Gerald Gerlach
J. Sens. Sens. Syst., 9, 79–87,,, 2020
Modelling and model verification of an autonomous threshold sensor for humidity measurements
Nikolai Gulnizkij and Gerald Gerlach
J. Sens. Sens. Syst., 9, 1–6,,, 2020
Short summary

Related subject area

Sensor technologies: Characterization and testing
High-temperature behavior of housed piezoelectric resonators based on CTGS
Michal Schulz, Rezvan Ghanavati, Fabian Kohler, Jürgen Wilde, and Holger Fritze
J. Sens. Sens. Syst., 10, 271–279,,, 2021
Short summary
Investigation of a metrological atomic force microscope system with a combined cantilever position, bending and torsion detection system
Yiting Wu, Elisa Wirthmann, Ute Klöpzig, and Tino Hausotte
J. Sens. Sens. Syst., 10, 171–177,,, 2021
Short summary
Novel, low-cost device to simultaneously measure the electrical conductivity and the Hall coefficient from room temperature up to 600 °C
Robin Werner, Jaroslaw Kita, Michael Gollner, Florian Linseis, and Ralf Moos
J. Sens. Sens. Syst., 10, 71–81,,, 2021
Short summary
Random gas mixtures for efficient gas sensor calibration
Tobias Baur, Manuel Bastuck, Caroline Schultealbert, Tilman Sauerwald, and Andreas Schütze
J. Sens. Sens. Syst., 9, 411–424,,, 2020
Short summary
Characterization of ceramics based on laser speckle photometry
Lili Chen, Ulana Cikalova, Beatrice Bendjus, Stefan Muench, and Mike Roellig
J. Sens. Sens. Syst., 9, 345–354,,, 2020
Short summary

Cited articles

Bauer, S. and Ploss, B.: A method for the measurement of the thermal, dielectric, and pyroelectric properties of thin films and their applications for integrated heat sensors, J. Appl. Phys., 68, 6361–6367, 1990.
Bloß, P., DeReggi, A. S., and Schäfer, H.: Electric-field profile and thermal properties in substrate supported dielectric films, Phys. Rev. B, 62, 8517–8530, 2000.
Camia, F. M.: Traité de Thermocinétique impulsionelle, Dunod, Paris, 1967.
Carslaw, H. S. and Jaeger, J. C.: Conduction of Heat in Solids, 2nd edn., Oxford University Press, New York, NY, 1959.
Collins, R. E.: Measurement of charge distribution in electrets, Rev. Sci. Instrum., 48, 83–91, 1977.
Short summary
Piezoelectric devices are characterized non-destructively to ensure their functionality. The material is heated by laser diodes. The resulting temperature changes lead to a pyroelectric current. Analytical and numerical finite element models describe the temperature distribution and the current in frequency and time domain. Modelling and experimental results are compared for piezoelectric plates and integrated sensors and actuators.
Special issue