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Measurement Techniques

, Volume 51, Issue 11, pp 1178–1187 | Cite as

Capabilities of a magnetic adiabatic calorimeter in measurement technology

  • A. I. Golovashkin
  • L. N. Zherikhina
  • G. V. Kuleshova
  • A. M. Tskhovrebov
  • G. N. Izmailov
Article

The design of a magnetic calorimeter for the measurement of releases of energy that correspond to a number of rare events, for example, cosmic particles, particles of dark matter, isolated x-ray quanta, and so on, is proposed. The calorimeter is set into a working state by means of the method of adiabatic demagnetization and the response to energy release is measured by a quantum interferometer (squid). The action of the calorimeter in different practical problems is considered, and the sensitivity of the device and its measurement precision are estimated.

Key words

calorimeter paramagnetic substance adiabatic demagnetization squid precise measurements 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. I. Golovashkin
    • 1
  • L. N. Zherikhina
    • 1
  • G. V. Kuleshova
    • 1
  • A. M. Tskhovrebov
    • 1
  • G. N. Izmailov
    • 2
  1. 1.Lebedev Physics InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Moscow Aviation Institute (State University of Aerospace Technologies)MoscowRussia

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