Transient Behavior

  • Ben-Zion Maytal
  • John M. Pfotenhauer
Part of the International Cryogenics Monograph Series book series (ICMS)


The transient behavior of Joule-Thomson cryocolers has received less attention than their steady state performance, and its description occupies the shortest chapter in this book, with the shortest list of references. Most of the present chapter is devoted to the cooldown phase because of its practical relevance for miniature Joule-Thomson cryocoolers. The significance of the cooldown phase can be recognized in two regards:


Heat Exchanger Heat Load Cooling Power Heat Transfer Area Expansion Valve 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ben-Zion Maytal
    • 1
  • John M. Pfotenhauer
    • 2
  1. 1.Missiles and NCW DivisionRafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.HaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA

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