Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 147, Issue 3, pp 517–524

Magnetic Field Dependence of a Capacitance Temperature Sensor


DOI: 10.1007/s10909-007-9322-0

Cite this article as:
Kiefer, K., Haueisen, R. & Weiss, G. J Low Temp Phys (2007) 147: 517. doi:10.1007/s10909-007-9322-0


The influence of a magnetic field on the capacitance of a glass-ceramic temperature sensor (Lake Shore CS-501GR) has been measured extensively at temperatures down to 0.09 K and magnetic fields up to 12 T. While the influence of a magnetic field is still negligible at 4 K, the sensor shows an increasing non-monotonic dependence on the magnetic field with falling temperature. The maximum relative change of capacitance with respect to the zero field value remains smaller than 5 · 10−4. However, with the given sensitivity of the sensor, this small magnetoeffect may not be ignored in the low temperature region.

PACS Numbers

61.43.Fs 77.22.Ch 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Technische PhysikUniversität des SaarlandesSaarbrückenGermany
  2. 2.Hahn-Meitner-InstitutBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Physikalisches InstitutUniversität KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany
  4. 4.Center for Functional Nanostructures (CFN)Universität KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany