Hello. In regards to the varnish, I am using LakeShore's IMI7031 and I am having trouble getting a cernox sensor to stick to a YBCO sample. May be a dumb question but I did find that the varnish is expired. Is that the issue? I do want to remove the sensor after test, would Apiezon N grease supply enough adhesion at room temperature? Or can an ordinary flat (no teeth) alligator clip be better?
It is a Staples brand model 18762 which I believe uses the Prolific (PL2303) windows driver that I downloaded from their website. I am using a serial cable between the 218 and the adapter but unsure if it is a null modem. How can you tell?
Thanks again Ryan. I am having trouble connecting to the 218 although. I am running Windows 10 and I am using an USB to Serial adapter. Win I run the curve handler software and try to connect through the software, I receive a message that I cannot connect to the instrument. Any known issues with using Win 10?
I'm looking to connect a Cernox RTD (SD package) within a cryostat that has an electrical feed through with a D type connector. I have 32AWG Quad-Twist lead wire that I'm looking to bridge the gap between RTD and D connector inside the cryostat. Is 32AWG wire too small for the solder cups? Is this a typical arrangement?
Can the Cernox sensor (SD package) be immersed in LN2 when attached directly to a bulk superconductor? Is it right to assume that the superconductor / sensor come into thermal equilibrium so I am measuring the superconductor temperature correctly?
Looking for a way to get up and running quickly with an RTD and temp monitor model 218. I'm looking to measure the temperature of a bulk superconductor within a cryostat and cooled down past Tc with a cryocooler. I was planning on performing a bench experiment with a platinum RTD (PT-102-AL) first and then move to the actual experiment with a Cernox RTD. Unsure how to setup the equipment and hookup sensor.
I have experience with shock and vibration instrumentation such as accelerometers, load cells, and VXI based data acquisition systems but have no experience using temperature measurement besides just basic thermocouple theory. Any links to tutorials on how to setup the instrumentation would be greatly appreciated.