MEMS based integrated particle detection chip for real time environmental monitoring

H. H. Lim, D. Park, J. Y. Maeng, J. Hwang, Y. J. Kim

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Abstract

In this paper, we report design, fabrication and characterization of a MEMS based integrated particle detection chip for real time environmental monitoring. The chip is designed on the basis of aerosol technology and is realized using micromachining processes. The complete device is composed of two parts, one is a micro virtual impactor for the classification of particles according to their sizes and the other is a micro corona discharger for measuring the particle concentration. The integrated chip is used for classifying bigger and smaller size particles and finally determining the number concentration by measuring the current carried by charged particles. In this experiment, the cut-off diameter of the particle was 550 nm. Since conventional particle detection equipments are relatively big in size and expensive as well, the proposed device will be the first step to the realization of low-cost and real-time environmental monitoring.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication19th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems
Pages62-65
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Oct 24
Event19th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 2006 Jan 222006 Jan 26

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
Volume2006
ISSN (Print)1084-6999

Other

Other19th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period06/1/2206/1/26

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Lim, H. H., Park, D., Maeng, J. Y., Hwang, J., & Kim, Y. J. (2006). MEMS based integrated particle detection chip for real time environmental monitoring. In 19th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (pp. 62-65). [1627736] (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS); Vol. 2006).