Flexible biomimetic block copolymer composite for temperature and long-wave infrared sensing
At the beginning of 2023 researchers from the California Institute of Technology, USA published in Material Science an article where they describe flexible biomimetic thermal sensor and they use VIGO detector for the experimental setup.
The authors conclude, that the interests on realizing all-organic electronic devices with functionalities that their inorganic counterparts cannot provide are on the rise. They proposed a flexible biomimetic – emulating nature, sensor for temperature and long–wave infrared (IR) measurements. It is a polymer in two-dimensional arrays for spatiotemporal temperature mapping and broadband infrared photodetection. The researchers used a quantum cascade laser (QCL) to apply IR radiation and the power of the emitted IR was calibrated also by cooled photodetector PVMI-4TE made by VIGO Photonics.
Scientists suggest using the proposed technology in various engineering applications, such as batteries, packaging of perishable items, and wearable thermometers that require continuous spatial monitoring of temperature over three-dimensional surfaces.