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A Self-Calibrated Transfer Standard for Microwave Calorimetry



Dazhen Gu, Xifeng Lu, Ben Jamroz, Dylan Williams, Billy F. Riddle, Xiaohai Cui


We develop a new calibration technique for measuring the correction factor of a calorimeter with a vector network analyzer. Based on a wave-parameter formulation, we develop analytic formulas for the correction-factor ($g$) and effective-efficiency ($\eta$). This allows us to calibrate both the calorimeter and the thermistor mount in a single step. This greatly reduces the number of physical parameters involved in calibration processes while tracking correlated uncertainty.
Proceedings Title
2018 Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements
Conference Dates
July 8-13, 2018
Conference Location
Paris, FR


Correction factor, microcalorimeter, microwave power, transfer standard, vector wave parameter


Gu, D. , Lu, X. , Jamroz, B. , Williams, D. , Riddle, B. and Cui, X. (2018), A Self-Calibrated Transfer Standard for Microwave Calorimetry, 2018 Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements, Paris, FR, [online], (Accessed June 23, 2024)


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Created July 8, 2018, Updated April 11, 2022