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Cryostat Construction

Jack W. Ekin

in Experimental Techniques for Low-Temperature Measurements

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780198570547
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191717710 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570547.003.0003
Cryostat Construction

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The first part of this chapter covers techniques common to the construction of most cryostats: materials selection in Secyion 3.2 and joining techniques in Section 3.3. These are then integrated into a practical construction example for a dipper probe in Section 3.4. Specialty construction topics are considered next: sizing parts for mechanical strength, mechanical motion at cryogenic temperature, and, finally, vacuum techniques and cryogenic seals. High- and ultrahigh-vacuum techniques are less commonly needed (but critical for dewar design as well as surface science and microscopy apparatus); they are treated separately as addenda in the final section.

Keywords: cryostat parts; mechanical properties; cryogenic temperature; vacuum techniques; cryogenic seals

Chapter.  27359 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Condensed Matter Physics

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