Dilute Gold-Iron Thermoelements in Low-Temperature Thermocouples

  • R. Berman
  • J. C. F. Brock
  • D. J. Huntley
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 10)

Abstract

This paper presents some work on low-temperature thermocouples which are felt to compare favorably with other forms of thermometry at liquid-helium temperatures. The paper is divided into two main parts. First, the Au-Fe thermocouple materials are discussed and compared with other commonly used low-temperature thermoelements. The factors determining a good choice of the second arm of the thermocouple are also discussed. Second, a review is made of superconducting switching devices which allow effective measurement of very small thermocouple outputs.

Keywords

Helium Germanium Berman 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1965

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Berman
    • 1
  • J. C. F. Brock
    • 1
  • D. J. Huntley
    • 1
  1. 1.Clarendon LaboratoryOxfordEngland

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