High resolution thermometers based on Pd(Mn) for studies of critical phenomena aboard the ISS

Peter Day, Mary Jayne Adriaans, Beverly Klemme, Dmitri Sergatskov, Robert Duncan

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Abstract

A high resolution thermometer was developed using a dilute alloy of Mn in Pd as the magnetic sensing element instead of the traditional paramagnetic salt. Use of the alloy material facilitated a significant decrease in the total mass of the device to about 3.5 g. The noise and drift of the device were measured and found to be comparable with that of the larger HRTs used on past flight experiments. The origin of the noise observed in state-of-the-art HRTs and the potential of the new thermometric material for achieving lower noise figures is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages409-412
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 16th IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, IMTC/99 - Measurements for the new Millenium - Venice, Italy
Duration: Jun 24 1999Jun 26 1999

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1999 16th IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, IMTC/99 - Measurements for the new Millenium
CityVenice, Italy
Period06/24/9906/26/99

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