Flexible microbolometers promise smart fabrics with embedded sensors

Aamer Mahmood, Donald P. Butler, Zeynep Celik-Butler

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The development of flexible microbolometers for use in smart fabrics with embedded sensors is discussed. The developments made on 'smart skin', a flexible substrate that incorporates electronic sensors for measuring temperature, flow acceleration, pressure, and the associated electronic circuitry at the Microsensors Lab are also discussed. The fabrication of microbolometers on flexible substrates is done by spin casting the substrate on a silicon wafer carrier with liquid polyimide. The process allows conventional silicon microfabrication equipment to be used to fabricate the sensors on flexible substrates.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Specialist publicationLaser Focus World
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Marketing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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