MEMS harsh environment sensor array-enabled hot spring mapping

Jonathon Oiler, Everett Shock, Hilairy Hartnett, Hongyu Yu

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Abstract

We report the design and application of MEMS temperature and electrical conductivity sensor arrays for studying the harsh environments of hot springs. Centimeter-scale measurements were necessary to measure geochemical gradients across photosynthetic bacteria transition zones. Platinum, Parylene-C, and fused silica were critical materials used in fabrication. More than 700 temperature and 90 conductivity measurements were taken in the mixing zone where two geochemically different hot spring channels converged and the data show that the temperature gradients play an important role in determining where photosynthetic organisms appear. Additionally, a novel technique was developed for studying conservative parameters at centimeter spatial scales.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE SENSORS 2013 - Proceedings
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event12th IEEE SENSORS 2013 Conference - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Nov 4 2013Nov 6 2013

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Other12th IEEE SENSORS 2013 Conference
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period11/4/1311/6/13

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Hot springs
Sensor arrays
MEMS
Strategic materials
Fused silica
Thermal gradients
Platinum
Bacteria
Fabrication
Temperature
Electric Conductivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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MEMS harsh environment sensor array-enabled hot spring mapping. / Oiler, Jonathon; Shock, Everett; Hartnett, Hilairy; Yu, Hongyu.

IEEE SENSORS 2013 - Proceedings. 2013. 6688332.

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Oiler, J, Shock, E, Hartnett, H & Yu, H 2013, MEMS harsh environment sensor array-enabled hot spring mapping. in IEEE SENSORS 2013 - Proceedings., 6688332, 12th IEEE SENSORS 2013 Conference, Baltimore, MD, United States, 11/4/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSENS.2013.6688332
Oiler, Jonathon ; Shock, Everett ; Hartnett, Hilairy ; Yu, Hongyu. / MEMS harsh environment sensor array-enabled hot spring mapping. IEEE SENSORS 2013 - Proceedings. 2013.
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