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Experimental design for the evaluation of high-temperature superconductive materials as electronic leads in cryogenic infrared detector sensors
Author(s): Kasey M. Lee; Elaine P. Scott
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Paper Abstract

The goal of this work is to design a space experiment that will evaluate the thermal savings on a cryogenic subsystem when manganin leads are replaced by the high temperature superconductor (HTS) leads printed onto a substrate with a low thermal conductivity. A conductive mathematical model has been developed and used as a key tool in the design process and subsequent analysis. The results indicate at least a 50% reduction in total heat load on the cryogen by replacing the currently used manganin wires with HTS leads.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 June 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2227, Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments VI, (23 June 1994);
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Kasey M. Lee, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
Elaine P. Scott, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2227:
Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments VI
James B. Heaney; Lawrence G. Burriesci, Editor(s)

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