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Title: Thermal conductance measurements of bolted copper joints for SuperCDMS

Joint thermal conductance testing has been undertaken for bolted copper to copper connections from 60 mK to 26 K. This testing was performed to validate an initial design basis for the SuperCDMS experiment, where a dilution refrigerator will be coupled to a cryostat via multiple bolted connections. Copper used during testing was either gold plated or passivated with citric acid to prevent surface oxidation. Finally, the results we obtained are well fit by a power law regression of joint thermal conductance to temperature and match well with data collected during a literature review.
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  1. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
  2. California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States)
  3. Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)
  4. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
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Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 0011-2275; 1402733
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359; De-AC02-07CH11359; FERMILAB-PUB-14-522-PPD
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 70; Journal ID: ISSN 0011-2275
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
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Country of Publication:
United States
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; Joint conductance; Contact; Bolt; Copper; Boundary resistance