Simultaneous Measurement of Young’s Modulus and Shear Modulus at Low Temperatures

  • P. E. Armstrong
  • D. T. Eash
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 14)


The thin-rod resonance technique for measuring elastic moduli has in the past been used in this laboratory [1] at high temperatures, and since it is desirable to make use of the same specimens for low-temperature measurements, the same technique was utilized in a cryostat. Since the times required for a sample to attain thermal equilibrium were longer at cryogenic temperatures and since problems involving dimensional stability and probe alignment were more easily solved than at higher temperatures, the system was ideally suited for automated data acquisition instrumentation.


Shear Modulus Instrument Package Support Tube Probe Alignment Support Block 
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  1. 1.
    P. E. Armstrong and J. M. Dickinson, Rev. Sci. Instr., 36(12):1719 (1965).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    R. P. Reed and R. P. Mikesell, in: Advances in Cryogenic Engineering, Vol. 10, Plenum Press, New York (1965), p. 46.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. E. Armstrong
    • 1
  • D. T. Eash
    • 1
  1. 1.Los Alamos Scientific LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaLos AlamosUSA

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