Journal Article New bridge circuit-type detector to measure precise resistance change of strain gauge at low temperature and magnetic field

Ohashi, Masashi  ,  Kishii, Nobuya  ,  Tateno, Shota

55 ( 4 )  , p.046601 , 2016-04-01 , Japan Society of Applied Physics = 応用物理学会
We report a new highly accurate and versatile bridge-circuit-type detector that has a simple structure and demonstrates a low degree of error for measurements of thermal expansion and magnetostriction by the strain gauge method. As an example, a commercial physical property measurement system (PPMS) is combined with a compact bridge-circuit box. Thermal expansion and magnetostriction are calculated from the resistance of the bridge and bridge voltage, measured by the operation of a standard PPMS resistivity option. The performance of the new detector is demonstrated by measuring the temperature and magnetic field dependences of the strain to obtain the thermal expansion coefficient and magnetostriction of the single crystals of rare-earth compounds RAl2 (R = Dy, Tb). © 2016 The Japan Society of Applied Physics.

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