Design and fabrication of a miniaturized combustor with integrated oxygen storage and release element
2014 (English)In: 25th Micromechanics and Microsystems Europe workshop (MME 2014),2014, P19 (4 pp), 2014Conference paper, Poster (Refereed)
A miniature combustor for converting organic samples into CO2 with application in carbon isotopic measurements of small samples has been manufactured and evaluated. The combustor was made by machining and laminating High-Temperature Co-fired Ceramic (HTCC) 99.99% alumina green tapes and screen printing platinum conductors on them. The device has a built-in heater and a temperature sensor made of platinum, which were co-sintered with the ceramic. A metal oxide (copper oxide) oxygen supply was added to the combustor after sintering by in-situ electroplating of copper on the heater pattern followed by thermal oxidation. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) and Thermal Gravimetric Analysis (TGA) were used to study electroplating, oxidation and the oxide decompo-sition processes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
isotopic analysis, HTCC, combustor, SEM, EDS, TGA, oxygen release
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-239262OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-239262DiVA: diva2:773904
25th Micromechanics and Microsystems Europe workshop (MME 2014), Aug. 31 – Sept. 3, 2014, Istanbul, Turkey