Thermal response of thin-film high-Tc superconductors to modulated continuous-wave irradiation

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A one-dimensional analytical thermal model applied to thin-film high-Tc superconductors provides a convenient technique for calculating the bolometric response of these films to modulated irradiation. Significant features of the model include modulated radiative heating of the film, film/substrate and substrate/cold finger thermal boundary resistances, and Joule heating within the fiim. The calculated voltage response is in qualitative agreement with measured data, and exhibits the same trends as the data for all calculated frequencies. In a parametric study, the effects of varying substrate/cold finger thermal boundary resistance and substrate thickness are shown to be especially significant with regard to the responsivity at low frequencies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA/ASME 6th Joint Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference, 1994
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventAIAA/ASME 6th Joint Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference, 1994 - Colorado Springs, United States
Duration: Jun 20 1994Jun 23 1994


OtherAIAA/ASME 6th Joint Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference, 1994
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityColorado Springs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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