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Title: Boron doped nanocrystalline diamond temperature regulator for sensing applications
Authors: CLUKERS, Tim
VAN GRINSVEN, Bart
VANDERYT, Thijs
JANSSENS, Stoffel
WAGNER, Patrick
DE CEUNINCK, Ward
THOELEN, Ronald
DAENEN, Michael
HAENEN, Ken
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH
Citation: PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI A-APPLICATIONS AND MATERIALS SCIENCE, 207(9). p. 2110-2113
Abstract: In search for a better way to monitor the hybridization and denaturation of DNA onto a diamond based sensor, precise knowledge about the conditions of the immediate surroundings is very critical. One of the factors that have a great influence on the stability of the measurements is the temperature of the liquid environment in which these measurements take place. With this as a focal point, the design of a precise temperature regulator based on a boron doped diamond thin film is a key factor to achieve accurate measurements on a standalone basis. In this work temperature control is achieved making use of a thin boron doped nanocrystalline diamond (B-NCD) film, which, in combination with a proportional-integral-derivative-control (PID), is able to maintain a stable temperature with an accuracy better than 0.1 degrees C. By letting the B-NCD-layer act as a resistor together with the appropriate control it is possible to maintain a stable temperature in a range going from room temperature till 70 degrees C, with an accuracy exceeding a temperature variation 0.1 degrees C. The first prototype makes use of a reference temperature sensor, to verify the accuracy of the results. (C) 2010 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Notes: [Clukers, Tim; Van Grinsven, Bart; Vandenryt, Thijs; Janssens, Stoffel D.; Wagner, Patrick; De Ceuninck, Ward; Thoelen, Ronald; Daenen, Michael; Haenen, Ken] Hasselt Univ, Inst Mat Res IMO, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Clukers, Tim; Vandenryt, Thijs; Thoelen, Ronald; Daenen, Michael] Xios Univ, Coll Limburg, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Wagner, Patrick; De Ceuninck, Ward; Haenen, Ken] IMEC Vzw, Div IMOMEC, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. tim.clukers@xios.be; michael.daenen@xios.be; ken.haenen@uhasselt.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/11316
DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201000291
ISI #: 000282766100020
ISSN: 1862-6300
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2011
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