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Explains the refrigeration principles and describes how cryogenic devices work
Highlights the utility of cryogenic data in industrial and scientific applications
Offers data on the cryogenic properties of the latest new materials
Provides detailed descriptions of cryogenic experiments
This book is a guide for materials scientists, physicists, chemists and engineers who wish to explore the field of low-temperature material properties. The focus is on heat capacity, thermal expansion and electrical and thermal conductivity. The authors report a wide range of experimental details and data, and have compiled useful tables of low-temperature data.
Each chapter of the book starts by addressing the theoretical basis of the phenomena. This is a concise presentation, but it helps the reader to develop a deeper understanding of the experiments. The second part of the chapters is dedicated to describing the main experimental techniques to measure thermal properties at low and very low temperature ranges. The final part of each chapter provides a wealth of relevant experimental data in the form of tables and graphs.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »cryogenic engineering - how to measure heat capacity at low temperatures - how to measure thermal conductivity at low temperatures - how to measure thermal expansion at low temperatures - low temperature engineering materials - materials for cryogenic applications