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Proximity sensors: inductive or capacitive? Using the MFIA to measure the sensitivity and response time of both sensing regimes

on January 7, 2021 at 5:36 pm by Meng
Introduction A proximity sensor is a sensor that detects nearby objects without physical contact [1]. They are commonly used, in applications ranging from production lines to modern mobile devices, mainly thanks to their non-contact configuration and the accompanying long lifetime. […]

Function Generation Via Auxiliary Outputs on Your Instruments

on November 26, 2020 at 5:33 pm by Meng
Introduction Quite often one wants to generate an electrical waveform to assist his/her lock-in or impedance measurements. Such a function can be generated by a dedicated function generator, but ideally should be done in the same instrument, not only to […]

Measuring Dielectric Properties of Materials with Varying Thickness

on September 30, 2020 at 8:52 am by Meng
Introduction A dielectric is traditionally defined as an electrical insulator, with very poor conductivity at DC [1]. However, because of its polarizability, charges can be stored in a dielectric material, typically in the format of dipoles, in the low and […]

Multiplexed Impedance Measurements with the MFIA

on June 17, 2020 at 1:43 pm by Meng
Introduction Having more impedance measurement channels is often desirable in many applications. For instance, in electrical impedance tomography (EIT), it is common to have many channels to achieve enough spatial resolution (144 electrodes on the thorax) [1]. Naturally, this can […]

Humidity Sensors: Resistive or Capacitive? The MFIA can tell the Answer.

on June 15, 2020 at 3:31 pm by Meng
Introduction Humidity sensors (also known as hygrometers) are commonly used in applications ranging from everyday sensing to lab research [1]. They are typically placed in an enclosed chamber, such as a car or a glovebox, where they are used to […]

5个优化您的阻抗测量的小技巧

on May 11, 2020 at 9:25 am by Meng
阻抗测量可能有诸多不同的要求,但是最终共同的目标都一致,即获得最高的准度,精度和可重复性。本篇博文将指导您如何通过最佳的设置来提升您的阻抗测量结果。5个小技巧包括:1.确保仪器和待测器件之间的接线最佳; 2.使用用户补偿功能提升测量准度;3.选择正确的检测端子配置; 4.尽可能的使用自动输入量程模式; 5.优化平衡测量的速度和精度。

5-tips to Improve Your Impedance Measurement

on April 2, 2020 at 7:45 am by Meng
Introduction Impedance applications often have different requirements, but the common goals are similar; get the best possible accuracy, precision, and repeatability. This blog post will guide you to the best measurement settings to improve your impedance measurements. It will help […]

Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy of Tap Water with the MFIA

on January 6, 2020 at 6:09 pm by Meng
Introduction Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) is a popular non-destructive technique to characterize the physicochemical properties of materials, particularly at the solid-liquid (or electrode-electrolyte) interface. Despite the complexity of the measured data, EIS can be used to study many electrochemical devices […]

使用MFIA阻抗分析仪进行自动化二维阻抗扫描

on September 24, 2019 at 11:05 am by Meng
很多器件和材料的阻抗都受到频率和其它参数(例如DC偏置电压)的影响。为了能够完整的表征这些样品,我们需要一种能在两个维度下进行参数扫描的阻抗分析仪。通过使用LabOne自带的任意5个API之一,我们可以轻易控制MFIA阻抗分析仪(或者MFLI锁相放大器和MF-IA升级选件)来进行这种全面参数分析。本文将详细说明如何使用简短的Python 3.7的程序,进行多参数维度的阻抗扫描。

阻抗分析仪的基本精度是什么?

on September 23, 2019 at 8:25 am by Meng
阻抗分析仪的精度是一个重要指标,它定义了器件或样品的实测阻抗和真值的区别大小。因为阻抗分析仪的精度会随着频率和阻抗大小而变化,因此我们使用一种能体现出仪器所能达到的最高精度的指标,即为基本精度,与此同时也能够对不同仪器做横向比较。MFIA阻抗分析仪的基本精度区间很宽,在1 Ohm到1 MOhm和 1 mHz到500 kHz范围内,MFIA可以达到0.05%的基本精度,这对表征不同器件和材料很有帮助。