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Timeline of temperature and pressure measurement technology

Timeline of temperature and pressure measurement technology

  • 1000s - Abū Alī ibn Sīnā (Avicenna) develops an early air thermometer which can measure the level of water controlled by the expansion and contraction of the air.[1][2]
  • 1592- 1593 — Galileo Galilei builds an early thermometer, known as the thermoscope using the contraction of air to draw water up a tube [3]
  • 1612 — Santorio Sanctorius puts thermometer to medical use
  • 1629 — Joseph Solomon Delmedigo describes in a book an accurate sealed-glass thermometer which uses brandy
  • 1643 — Evangelista Torricelli invents the mercury barometer
  • 1714 — Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit invents the mercury-in-glass thermometer
  • 1821 — Thomas Johann Seebeck invents the thermocouple
  • 1864 — Henri Becquerel suggests an optical pyrometer
  • 1885 — Calender-Van Duesen invented the platinum resistance temperature device
  • 1892 — Henri-Louis Le Châtelier builds the first optical pyrometer

See also

  • List of timelines


  1. ^ Robert Briffault (1938). The Making of Humanity, p. 191
  2. ^ Fatima Agha Al-Hayani (2005). "Islam and Science: Contradiction or Concordance", Zygon 40 (3), p. 565-576.
  3. ^ Vincenzo Viviani (1780) Life of Galileo

Robert P. Benedict (1984) Fundamentals of Temperature, Pressure and Flow Measurements, 3rd ed ISBN 0-471-89383-8

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