P2 - Semiconducting Polymer Compounds as Sensitive Layer for Bolometric Applications

A. Nocke, M. Wolf, H. Budzier, G. Gerlach & K.-F. Arndt
Our work investigates the ability to integrate conductive polymer compounds as self-supporting sensitive layers in microbolometers. Therefore, an appropriate technology was developed, including a sacrificial layer technique and a dielectrophoretic alignment procedure of the semiconducting filler particles. The polymer matrix causes mechanical stability of the compound and can be technologically modified using standard polymer processes. The aligned filler material forms an electrically conducting network in the polymer matrix with a temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR)...