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Heat Capacity Option for 5 September, 2002

Summary: Heat Capacity Option for
the PPMS
5 September, 2002
Heat Capacity Summary
What is heat capacity?
Why do customers want it?
Measurement techniques
QD implementation
How to calibrate and measure
Common problems
What is Heat Capacity?
The amount of heat required to raise the
temperature a given amount:
Q is heat in energy units (Joules)
Thermal analog to mass
Mass describes how hard it is to change an
object's velocity
Heat capacity describes how hard it is to change
an object's temperature


Source: Akhmedov, Azer - Department of Mathematics, University of California at Santa Barbara


Collections: Mathematics