A thermally sensitive resistor, the primary function of which is to exhibit a change in electrical resistance with a change in body temperature (EIA Standard 1963).
Thermistors are metallic oxide electronic semiconductors which are manufactured from oxides of nickel, manganese, iron, cobalt, magnesium, titanium, and other metals. All are epoxy encapsulated with two leads. The first reported thermistor was attributed to the British physicist Michael Faraday in 1832, based on his study on the semiconducting behavior of silver arsenide (Ag2S) (Faraday 1832).
- Electronic Industries Association (EIA), New York, N. Y., Standard No. RS-275 (1963) Thermistor definitions and test methodGoogle Scholar