Student Manual

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
Experiment Code 1.7
Version 4 November 2015, 2015-v3

Further Readings and References


Pictorial Procedure

1. Provided apparatus

1. Provided apparatus

2. Safety precaution while handling liquid nitrogen

2. Safety precaution while handling liquid nitrogen

3. Circuitry of the setup

3. Circuitry of the setup

4. Configuring the Mass balance

4. Configuring the Mass balance

5. Setup for measuring the background loss

5. Setup for measuring the background loss

6. Pouring the liquid nitrogen into the styrofoam cup

6. Pouring the liquid nitrogen into the styrofoam cup

7. Make sure the resistor is fully immersed

7. Make sure the resistor is fully immersed

8. How to set the output path and and run the Labview file

8. How to set the output path and and run the Labview file

9. Turn ON te variac. Set the voltage at 22V. Don't operate it above 25V

9. Turn ON te variac. Set the voltage at 22V. Don’t operate it above 25V