Experimental Techniques: Cryostat Design, Material Properties and Superconductor Critical-Current Testing 1st Edition

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"At last a new book, not a collection of technical papers, has been published on the techniques of low-tempurature measurements. ... I highly recommend Ekin's book. It is informative and well written, for beginners who are starting research at low temperatures and for veterans who will benefit from the author's experience."-- Physics Today

"I could not wait for this book to appear in print. I will make it required reading for anyone designing cryogenic probes for use in our laboratory."--Bruce Brandt, U.S. National High Magnetic

"I am very impressed with the mixture of rigour and practicality that the book offers. [...] The charts are a treasure trove of practical information."--Mark Colclough, University of Birmingham

"... an invaluable resource to interested scientists and engineers. "--Adam Gromko, University of Colorado, Boulder

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Jack Ekin
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Jack Ekin is a Research Physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, where his contributions have spanned a wide range of topics in low-temperature physics, including studies of fundamental conduction processes in normal metals, electro-mechanical properties of both high- and low-Tc superconductors, and interface conduction in thin films and nanostructures. He completed a B.S. degree at the University of Michigan, conducted his early graduate work in physics at the University of Heidelberg as a Fulbright Scholar, and received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University. Currently, he also holds an appointment as Lecturer at the University of Colorado. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He has published over 150 cryogenic research articles, textbook chapters, and patents, and has lectured and consulted internationally in the field of low-temperature measurements.

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  • Hardcover: 704 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (December 7, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198570546
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198570547
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 1.6 x 6.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #693,549 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Part I of this book is a broad-reaching and up-to-date (2006) introduction to experimental techniques for the graduate student who is about to get his hands wet with liquid helium (just kidding)for the first time. In fact, the temperature range addressed by the book is from pumped helium (~1.5 K) to helium's boiling point (4.2 K): there's nothing about He3 cryostats or dilution, adiabatic demagnetization, or Pomeranchuk refrigerators or about exotic thermometry in the mK range. It's also not a recipe book for how to build a cryostat...its figures are are too schematic for that...but it does give the reader an overview of almost everything that he or she will encounter when designing and/or using liquid helium cryostats, including the tricks to build the cryostat probe to which the experiment is to be attached.

For the novice and cryogenic professional alike, the book includes numerous graphs of material properties covering the temperature range 4-300 K. However, what makes this book so extraordinary useful for me is the 134-page appendix in which the author has assembled a wellspring of sometimes hard-to-find data..thermal conductivity, specific heat, and thermal contraction, to name a few...for the commercial materials that one actually uses when designing sophisticated low temperature apparatus. Just how useful this appendix is was brought home to me when I wanted to compare the thermal conductivity of Be-Cu to that of stainless steel at 4 K. After giving Google a reasonable chance, I wasn't optimistic that I'd find the data in the book, but there it was in Table A6.7.

Part III, 136 pages long, is dedicated to critical-current measurements in superconductors.
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