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Title: Cell integrated thin-film multi-junction thermocouple array for in-situ temperature monitoring of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Authors: Ranaweera, Manoj Prasanna
Choi, Indae
Kim, Jung-Sik
Keywords: Multi-junction thermocouple
Thin-film thermocouple
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © IEEE
Citation: RANAWEERA, M.P, CHOI, I. and KIM, J.-S., 2015. Cell integrated thin-film multi-junction thermocouple array for in-situ temperature monitoring of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells. IN: Proceedings, IEEE Sensors 2015, November 1st-4th, Pusan, South Korea, pp.5-8
Abstract: A thin-film multi-junction thermocouple array was developed and tested for multi-point simultaneous temperature measurements from an operating SOFC stack. The array requires only {N+1} number of wires/ thermo-elements for N number of independent temperature measuring points. Hence, it requires less number of lead wires than any available contact-temperature sensors require for the same number of measurements. Because the multi-junction thermocouple array operates on the same principle of a conventional thermocouple, the Seebeck effect, it shares all the merits of a thermocouple. A thin-film multi-junction thermocouple array was sputter deposited on the cathode of a SOFC test cell and tested and evaluated up to 10500C from 200C. Temperature measured from the thermocouple array was compared with that from a commercial thermocouple placed adjacent to it during the test; they were in very good agreement within the entire temperature range that a SOFC stack generally operates.
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Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1109/ICSENS.2015.7370102
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/20014
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICSENS.2015.7370102
ISBN: 9781479982028
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Presentations (Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering)

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