Cryoconductor Materials Testing System Chapter uri icon


  • A materials testing system was designed and constructed to perform cyclic-strain resistivity testing in magnetic fields to 8 Tesla and at temperatures from 4.2 K to 77 K. The system has a load capacity of 8.9 kN (2000 lb). Helium gas cooling is used to maintain a constant temperature in the 15 K to 50 K region. Data acquisition, including stress-strain information and resistivity measurements, is controlled by a personal computer. An overall helium consumption rate of 8 1/hr is achieved for a 20 K test in magnetic fields to 8 Tesla.

author list (cited authors)

  • Lumbis, A., Roelli, J., Frutschi, D., Gehan, J. T., & Hartwig, K. T.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Lumbis, A||Roelli, J||Frutschi, D||Gehan, JT||Hartwig, KT

editor list (cited editors)

  • Reed, R. P., & Fickett, F. R.

Book Title

  • Advances in Cryogenic Engineering Materials

publication date

  • January 1990