Thermal Expansion of Several Technical Metals from -255° to 300°C

  • B. L. Rhodes
  • C. E. Moeller
  • V. Hopkins
  • T. I. Marx
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 8)


The thermal-expansion measurement system used Is shown In Fig. 1. This system consists of suitable cryogenic dewars, vacuum equipment, an Interferometer-dllatometerj automatic temperature control system, temperature-measurement equipment and a hoist for assembly of the dilatometer and specimen. The dewars, Interferometer, and dilatometer are supported on a stable platform to reduce effects of mechanical vibrations.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1963

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. L. Rhodes
    • 1
  • C. E. Moeller
    • 1
  • V. Hopkins
    • 1
  • T. I. Marx
    • 1
  1. 1.Midwest Research InstituteKansas CityUSA

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