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Infrared receptors in pyrophilous (“fire loving”) insects as model for new un-cooled infrared sensors
Summary Beetles of the genus Melanophila and certain flat bugs of the genus Aradus actually approach forest fires. For the detection of fires and of hot surfaces the pyrophilous species of bothExpand
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Modelling a Historic Oil-Tank Fire Allows an Estimation of the Sensitivity of the Infrared Receptors in Pyrophilous Melanophila Beetles
Pyrophilous jewel beetles of the genus Melanophila approach forest fires and there is considerable evidence that these beetles can detect fires from great distances of more than 60 km. BecauseExpand
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Eddy current technique with high temperature SQUID for non-destructive evaluation of non-magnetic metallic structures
For the first time, a laboratory test system for non-destructive evaluation of metals using the eddy current technique in conjunction with a high temperature superconductor (HTS) SQUID gradiometerExpand
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Second-order, high-temperature superconducting gradiometer for magnetocardiography in unshielded environment
By employing high-temperature superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) magnetometers, we have assembled a second-order gradiometer for magnetocardiography (MCG) in unshielded environment.Expand
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Inspection and analysis of the walls of fluid filled tubes by active electrolocation: a biomimetic approach
During their nocturnal activity period, weakly electric fish employ a process called "active electrolocation" for navigation and object detection. They discharge an electric organ in their tail,Expand
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Infrared receptors of pyrophilous jewel beetles as model for new infrared sensors
Purpose – Early detection of forest fires offers the chance to put the fire out before it gets out of control. The purpose of this paper is to look into nature and to learn how certain insects detectExpand
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Shell-binary nanoparticle materials with variable electrical and electro-mechanical properties.
Nanoparticle (NP) materials with the capability to adjust their electrical and electro-mechanical properties facilitate applications in strain sensing technology. Traditional NP materials based onExpand
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Electric fish as natural models for technical sensor systems
Instead of vision, many animals use alternative senses for object detection. Weakly electric fish employ "active electrolocation", during which they discharge an electric organ emitting electricalExpand
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Biomimetic infrared sensors based on the infrared receptors of pyrophilous insects
Beetles of the genus Melanophila and certain flat bugs of the genus Aradus approach forest fires. For the detection of fires and of hot surfaces the pyrophilous species of both genera have developedExpand
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Applications of high-temperature SQUIDs
Abstract Using examples from our recent work, we describe the progress toward three types of applications of SQUID magnetometers and gradiometers operating at the temperature of liquid nitrogen, andExpand
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