Investigating Sensor Performance in Extreme Environments
Dr. Robert S. Okojie, research electronics engineer, watches as Katherine C. Kragh-Buetow operates a thin film deposition system in the NASA's Glenn Research Center Microsystems Fabrication Laboratory. Dr. Okojie mentors Kragh-Buetow, a Ph.D. student at Penn State University and a sponsored fellow of the NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship Program.
They are conducting research in robust electrical contact metallization as a technology enabler to silicon carbide sensors and electronics that would operate reliably in extreme temperatures of above 600° C.
Image Credit: NASA
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