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Experimental Techniques for Low-Temperature Measurements
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Experimental Techniques for Low-Temperature Measurements: Cryostat Design, Material Properties and Superconductor Critical-Current Testing

Jack Ekin


This book presents an integrated, step-by-step approach to the design and construction of low-temperature measurement apparatus. It is effectively two books in one: a textbook on cryostat design techniques and an appendix data handbook that provides materials-property data for carrying out that design. The main text encompasses a wide range of information. After summarizing cooling methods, Part I provides core information in an accessible style on techniques for cryostat design and fabrication — including heat-transfer design, selection of materials, construction, wiring, and thermometry, acc ... More

Keywords: low-temperature measurement, cryostat design, cooling methods, heat-transfer design, thermometry, sample mounting, contact technology, superconductor critical currents, scaling theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780198570547
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570547.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jack Ekin, author
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, Colorado, USA