The Art of Cryogenics

The Art of Cryogenics

Low-Temperature Experimental Techniques

1st Edition - October 10, 2007

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  • Authors: Guglielmo Ventura, Lara Risegari
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080554365
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780080444796

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Cryogenics is the study of low temperature interactions - temperatures well below those existing in the natural universe. The book covers a large spectrum of experimental cases, including basic vacuum techniques, indispensable in cryogenics. Guidance in solving experimental problems and numerous numerical examples are given, as are examples of the applications of cryogenics in such areas as underground detectors and space applications. Updated tables of low-temperature data on materials are also presented, and the book is supplemented with a rich bibliography. Researchers (graduate and above) in the fields of physics, engineering and chemistry with an interest in the technology and applications of low-temperature measurements, will find this book invaluable.

Key Features

  • Experiments described in technical detail
  • Description of newest cryogenic apparatus
  • Applications in multidisciplinary areas
  • Data on cryogenic properties of new materials
  • Current reference review


This book is suitable for physicists, engineers, chemists, libraries and university teachers. It is also suitable for biologists and medicine libraries

Table of Contents

  • 1. Vacuum techniques
    2. Cryoliquids
    3. Properties of solids at low temperature
    4. Thermal contact and switches
    5. Cooling down to 0.3 K
    6. Dilution refrigerators
    7. Other refrigerators
    8. Temperature metrology
    9. Thermometry
    10. Instrumentation for cryogenics
    11. Low-temperature measurements
    12. Applications of cryogenics

Product details

  • No. of pages: 378
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2007
  • Published: October 10, 2007
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080554365
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780080444796

About the Authors

Guglielmo Ventura

Guglielmo Ventura was professor of Cryogenics and Vacuum Technologies at the University of Florence until he retired in 2013. He is now a cryogenic consultant for INFN, Rome, in the European project LUCIFER. He has collaborated in space, rocket and balloon born experiments (measurement of the Cosmic Background Radiation or CBR) and is now involved in CUORE (Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events) underground experiments.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Florence, Dipartimento di Fisica, Italy

Lara Risegari

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Florence, Dipartamento di Fisica, Italy

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