Ferroelectric Infrared Detector and Method

An apparatus and method are provided for sensing infrared radiation.

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Ferroelectric Infrared Detector and Method

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.

U.S. Patent No.: 7,687,775 (DOE S-109,193)

Patent Application Filing Date: December 20, 2007

Patent Issue Date: March 30, 2010

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