Cryogenic Characteristics of Wire Resistance Strain Gages

  • R. M. McClintock
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 2)


The wire resistance strain gage is a device well known in the field of experimental stress analysis for use both at ambient and at elevated temperatures. It now appears that the usefulness of these versatile transducers may be extended undiminished to cryogenic temperatures as well. To support this statement, I would like to indicate how commercially available gages perform under temperature environments as low as 4°K.


Strain Gage Maximum Strain Copper Foil Strain Sensitivity CEllULOSE Nitrate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. M. McClintock
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  1. 1.CEL National Bureau of StandardsBoulderUSA

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