Biomimetic Infrared Sensors Based on Photomechanic Infrared Receptors in Pyrophilous (“Fire-Loving”) Insects

@article{Schmitz2012BiomimeticIS,
  title={Biomimetic Infrared Sensors Based on Photomechanic Infrared Receptors in Pyrophilous (“Fire-Loving”) Insects},
  author={H. Schmitz and H. Soltner and H. Bousack},
  journal={IEEE Sensors Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={12},
  pages={281-288}
}
  • H. Schmitz, H. Soltner, H. Bousack
  • Published 2012
  • Materials Science
  • IEEE Sensors Journal
  • 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 developed infrared (IR) receptors, which have developed from common hair mechanoreceptors. Thus, this type of insect IR receptor has been termed photomechanic. Compared to a hair mechanoreceptor, a photomechanic IR sensillum shows the following special features, (i) The formation of a complex cuticular… CONTINUE READING
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