Design and fabrication of high temperature resistivity measurement setup

Bhoi, Kalyani (2011) Design and fabrication of high temperature resistivity measurement setup. MSc thesis.



A high temperature resistivity measurement set-up has been designed consisting of a furnace and a four probe to measure the resistivity of prepared sample. The handmade furnace can withstand temperature up to 6000C. The system also consists of an automatic temperature controller which uses the principle of an ‘on-off’ furnace controller. K-type thermocouple is used to measure the furnace temperature and a Pt-100 sensor is used for sample temperature measurement. This Pt-100 sensor is connected with digital multimeter which gives its corresponding resistances for temperature conversion. The setup is connected with Keithley nanovolmeter and Keithley current source which are interfaced with the computer using Lab-view software. This arrangement reduces the manual effort. In this experimental set up, both bulk and thin film samples can be investigated, making it versatile. We have prepared a ceramics oxide by soft chemical method and the formation of the compound has been checked using X-ray diffraction analysis. The crystal structure is found to be cubic with lattice parameter a = 8.391A0. The temperature dependent resistivity of the ceramic oxide sample is presented as a test material to demonstrate the possibility and accuracy of the experimental set-up. The temperature dependent electrical resistivity follows Arrhenius behaviour.

Item Type:Thesis ( MSc)
Uncontrolled Keywords:furnace,four probe assembly,cobalt ferrite,resistivity
Subjects:Physics > Nanoparticle Synthesis
Physics > Electricity and Magnetism
Physics > Condensed Matter
Physics > Nanoparticle Characterization
Divisions: Sciences > Department of Physics
ID Code:2405
Deposited By:Miss Kalyani Bhoi
Deposited On:16 May 2011 10:06
Last Modified:16 May 2011 10:06
Supervisor(s):Vishwakarma, P N and Pradhan, D K

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