Charge measurement using an array of Faraday's Cups on a printed circuit board

K. Dastoori (Lead / Corresponding author), G. Al-Shabaan, M. Kolhe, D. Thompson, B. Makin

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An absolute method of measuring charge is to use a Faraday Cup (FC) principle. This study relates to a novel method of measuring charge on a flat substrate, which is coated with charged powder particles. The substrate consists of an array of FC with different dimensions. The sensor is manufactured using flame-retardant printed circuit board (PCB) technology. The objective of this work is to reduce the charge sharing by developing a grounded shield cup around each conductive cup in the array and accordingly increase cup-to-ground capacitance. The results have confirmed that the improved well shielding would provide a more accurate quantitative charge measurement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-119
Number of pages4
Issue number1
Early online date30 Aug 2013
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014



  • charge measurements
  • Faraday Cups

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