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Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering MATS 01908

Published

Author(s)

Randolph E. Elmquist, Anthony Hartland

Abstract

The cryogenic current comparator is used to maintain national representations of the ohm based on the quantized Hall resistance standard. The measurement technique utilizes the Meissner effect to establish accurate resistance ratios with specialized cryogenic bridge circuits. In these bridges identical voltages appear across the resistance elements to be compared, and the unknown resistance can be calculated from the ampere-turns balance maintained by a superconducting quantum interference device.
Citation
Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering

Keywords

superconducting devices, instrumentation and measurement, resistance standard, quantized Hall resistance standard, calibration, flux transformer, superconducting quantum interference device, Meissner effect
Created February 1, 2016, Updated February 19, 2017