Wu(D2)の論文が Measurement Science and Technology に掲載されました。

J. Wu, K. Hasebe, Y. Mizuno, M. Tabaru, and K. Nakamura, “Magnetic field sensor using a polymer-based vibrator,” Meas. Sci. Technol., vol. 27, no. 9, 097002 (2016).

In this technical note, a polymer-based magnetic sensor with a high resolution was devised for sensing the high magnetic field. It consisted of a bimorph (vibrator) made of poly (phenylene sulfide) (PPS) and a phosphor-bronze foil glued on the free end of the bimorph. According to Faraday’s law of induction, when a magnetic field in the direction perpendicular to the bimorph was applied, the foil cut the magnetic flux, and generated an alternating voltage across the leads at the natural frequency of the bimorph. Because PPS has low mechanical loss, low elastic modulus, and low density, high vibration velocity can be achieved if it is employed as the elastomer of the bimorph. The devised sensor was tested in the magnetic field range of 0.1–570 mT and exhibited a minimum detectable magnetic field of 0.1 mT. At a zero-to-peak driving voltage of 60 V, the sensitivity of the PPS-based magnetic sensor reached 10.5 V T−1, which was 1.36 times the value of the aluminum-based magnetic sensor with the same principle and dimensions.