Refrigeration by adiabatic demagnetization of nuclear spins

S. Y. Shen*, John B Ketterson, William P Halperin

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A model is presented for a nuclear demagnetization cooling system in which the metallic refrigerant is distributed over a region where the magnetic field varies by a large amount. A method employing "quasi-steady-state" approximations is used to solve the problem in the framework of finite difference procedures. The predictions from the model are used to establish a number of design parameters in cryostats for studies of superfluid 3He and ultra-low-temperature metals physics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-222
Number of pages30
JournalJournal of Low Temperature Physics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Apr 1 1978

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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