Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Resistance Thermometer

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_9963

n A temperature-measuring device consisting of an encapsulated, fine coil of platinum wire whose resistance increases substantially and nearly linearly with rising temperature. See  Thermistor. The change in resistance is sensed and converted to a temperature reading. Resistance thermometers have found considerable use in plastics processing.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA