A high capacity 0.23 K [sup 3]He refrigerator for balloon-borne payloads

Cheng, Edward S.; Meyer, Stephan S.; Page, Lyman A.
November 1996
Review of Scientific Instruments;Nov96, Vol. 67 Issue 11, p4008
Academic Journal
Describes the design, operation and performance of a high capacity, single stage [sup 3]He or helium refrigerator optimized for balloon-borne payloads. Temperature routinely maintained for specific time frames and heat loads; Valves and heat switches avoided by the use of a simple design.


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