A Cryostat for Liquid Nitrogen Cooling of Rocket-Borne Photomultiplier Tubes

  • J. E. Tracey
  • F. K. Dearborn
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 3)


The improved performance of certain electronic devices due to operation at low temperatures has been known for some time. One such device is the multiplier phototube. This tube is approximately 1 inch in diameter and 3 inches long—very similar in appearance to an ordinary radio tube.


Thermionic Emission Photomultiplier Tube Glass Wool Shear Block Multiplier Photo Tube 
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© Plenum Press, Inc., New York 1960

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. E. Tracey
    • 1
  • F. K. Dearborn
    • 2
  1. 1.Arthur D. Little, Inc.CambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Air Force Cambridge Research CenterBedfordUSA

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