The cool-down characteristics of a miniature Joule-Thomson refrigerator

Yong Ju Hong, Seong Je Park, Hyo Bong Kim, Young Don Choi

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Cool-down characteristics of a miniature J-T refrigerator with a pressurized vessel, which has different initial pressures of nitrogen gas, were investigated by experiment. The supply and exhaust pressures, the temperatures on the surface of the cryostat, and the mass flow rate were measured simultaneously to analyze the cool-down characteristics of the J-T refrigerator with a pressurized vessel or reservoir. The results show the effect of the supply pressure on the cold end temperature of the J-T refrigerator. The influence of the supply pressure and the temperature on the mass flow rate during the cool-down stage is discussed in details.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-395
Number of pages5
Issue number5 SPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 2006 May

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the “Program for the leading technology in specialized research field” from Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials.

Copyright 2018 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.


  • Cool-down characteristics
  • Mass flow rate
  • Miniature Joule-Thomson refrigerator
  • Supply pressure
  • Volume of vessel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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