In this experiment, we have used a simple and intuitive setup to measure the latent heat of vaporization of liquid nitrogen and the specific heat capacity of a material. We will learn about the thermal properties of materials including solids, liquids and gases. Furthermore, we will be exposed to the safe handling of cryogens that are routinely used in low temperature physics.
|Software Code||Latent heat
|Sample Results||Latent Heat for Liquid Nitrogen
|Version||4 November 2015, 2015-v3|
Further Readings and References
- Experimental determination of heat capacities and their correlation with quantum predictions American Journal of Physics , W. Mahmood, M. S. Anwar, and W. Zia , 79 1099 , (2011).
- Latent heat and low temperature heat capacity measurement for the general physics laboratory American Journal of Physics , C. W. Thompson and H. W. White , 51(4) 362 , (1983).
- A simple method of determining Debye temperatures American Journal of Physics , C. G. Deacon, J. R. de Bruyn, J. P. Whitehead , 60(5) 422 , (1991).