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Material properties at cryogenic temperatures

  1. Jan 5, 2009 #1
    I am trying to find electrical and thermal properties of materials such as alumina, titania, and various metal oxides at 4K and 77K. I have scoured the internet trying to find the properties and have gone to a major university library without success. Any help or resources that you know of would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you!
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  3. Jan 5, 2009 #2


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    Hi jolly,
    The only references that summarize various material properties under cryogenic conditions that I have only cover the typical metals and plastics. Here's a couple I have excerpts from that you might try:
    Thermophysical properties of matter by Y. S. Touloukian and C. Y. Ho
    Materials at Low Temperatures by Richard P. Reed and Alan F. Clark
    You might look for these in a local university library.

    Otherwise, I'd suggest doing a Google Scholar search for specific papers. For example: "Dielectric Properties of Single Crystals of Al2O3, LaAlO3, NdGaO3, SrTiO3, and MgO at Cryogenic Temperatures" by Jerzy Krupta et al.
  4. Jan 7, 2009 #3


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    have you tried the CRC Handbook?

    otherwise you may have to do a literature search for individual papers that deal specifically with these measurements and for the particular materials you are interested in.
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