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Measurement of cryogenic ice sublimation using quartz crystal microbalances
Author(s): Radford Perry; George Meadows; Lauren Mosier; Michael Woronowicz
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Paper Abstract

Sublimation rates and energies are critical for modeling the transport of water ice in cryogenic systems. A quick test was devised using an ASTM E-1559 [1] device that measures deposition with quartz crystal microbalances (QCMs). Credible results were obtained at temperatures as low as 120K and compared well with published data above 130K. Deposition and the following sublimation were performed with the QCMs held at constant temperature to alleviate variability due to ice morphology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8492, Optical System Contamination: Effects, Measurements, and Control 2012, 849208 (15 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.946495
Show Author Affiliations
Radford Perry, SGT, Inc. (United States)
George Meadows, SGT, Inc. (United States)
Lauren Mosier, SGT, Inc. (United States)
Michael Woronowicz, SGT, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8492:
Optical System Contamination: Effects, Measurements, and Control 2012
Sharon A. Straka; Nancy Carosso; Joanne Egges, Editor(s)

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