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Ferroelectric infrared detector and method


Project TitleFerroelectric infrared detector and method
Track CodeU.S. Patent No. 7,687,775 (DOE S-109,193)
Short Description

Los Alamos National Laboratory - Express Licensing Program

An apparatus and method are provided for sensing infrared radiation. The apparatus includes a sensor element that is positioned in a magnetic field during operation to ensure a lamda shaped relationship between specific heat and temperature adjacent the Curie temperature of the ferroelectric material comprising the sensor element. The apparatus is operated by inducing a magnetic field on the ferroelectric material to reduce surface charge on the element during its operation.

Tagssuppression, pyroelectric, magnetic fields
Posted DateApr 5, 2013 11:22 AM

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Intellectual Property

Patent Number Issue Date Type Country of Filing
U.S. Patent No. 7,687,775 Mar 30, 2010 Utility United States