Category: Transient Plane Source
Abstract: A modification was made to the transient plane source (TPS) technique for the measurement of thermal transport properties at low temperatures (as low as 80 K). This altered TPS technique was then used to measure the properties of known samples in the form of fused silica, carbon steel and halide crystals. Data were obtained from room temperature down to 80 K. The newly modified method gave experimental results that agreed well with literature values. After this, a Ba-doped, Bi-based high Tc superconductor was prepared and investigated for its thermal transport properties.
Reference: International Journal of Thermophysics, 24, 3 (2003) 867-883