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Magnetoelastic Sensors

Posted 30 Jun 2002 at 02:49 UTC by steve Share This

UniSci has a story on a new technology that could result in ultra low cost temperature and stress sensors. Magnetoelastic thin-film sensors can be made from an amorphous ribbon of magnetically soft alloy for as little as a half cent each. The only previously common use for this type of material was passive magnetic field sensors of the type used in department store exits for anti-theft systems. The new sensors were developed by the Grimes Group at PSU.

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