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Measurement of heat capacity

  1. Apr 9, 2014 #1
    Hi, I am looking for an introduction to heat capacity measurements at low temperature (10K). (For example for producing the linear dependence of the electronic heat capacity on T). I fail to find a simple introduction. Can anyone mention keypoints or a good source?
    Thank you!
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  3. May 29, 2014 #2
    You can buy resistive heating elements and low temperature thermocouples from vacuum supplier like Kurt J Lesker. Just going off my intuition, I imagine you need to calibrate out the heat capacity of the cold finger. You would be calculating energy imparted from the resistive heater using energy = power* time = R*I^2 * time.
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