An experiment to measure heat capacity of 3He in aerogel

Jizhong He, A. D. Corwin, N. Mulders, J. M. Parpia, J. D. Reppy, M. H.W. Chan

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We describe an experiment to measure the heat capacity of 3 He in aerogel. A new cell improved over the previous design1 is shown. The aerogel sample is situated inside an epoxy shell which is also the bob of a torsional oscillator. 3 He entrained in aerogel is cooled through a 3 He weak thermal link. Data are being taken at temperatures from 10 mK to below 1 mK. We describe a new analysis procedure that determines both the heat capacity of the cell and the thermal conductance of the weak link.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)679-684
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Low Temperature Physics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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