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

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A one-dimensional analytical thermal model applied to thin-film high-r, 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 film. 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)
Pages (from-to)397-402
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of thermophysics and heat transfer
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Space and Planetary Science


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