Temperature-dependent transport measurements with Arduino

  • A. Hilberer Magistère de Physique Fondamentale, Département de Physique, Univ. Paris-Sud, Université Paris-Saclay, 91405 Orsay Campus, France.
  • G. Laurent Magistère de Physique Fondamentale, Département de Physique, Univ. Paris-Sud, Université Paris-Saclay, 91405 Orsay Campus, France.
  • A. Lorin Magistère de Physique Fondamentale, Département de Physique, Univ. Paris-Sud, Université Paris-Saclay, 91405 Orsay Campus, France
  • A. Partier Magistère de Physique Fondamentale, Département de Physique, Univ. Paris-Sud, Université Paris-Saclay, 91405 Orsay Campus, France
  • J. Bobroff Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, CNRS, Univ. Paris-Sud, Université Paris-Saclay, 91405 Orsay Campus,France.
  • F. Bouquet Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, CNRS, Univ. Paris-Sud, Université Paris-Saclay, 91405 Orsay Campus,France.
  • C. Even Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, CNRS, Univ. Paris-Sud, Université Paris-Saclay, 91405 Orsay Campus,France.
  • J. M. Fischbach Magistère de Physique Fondamentale, Département de Physique, Univ. Paris-Sud, Université Paris-Saclay, 91405 Orsay Campus, France
  • Claire Akiko Marrache-Kikuchi CSNSM - Université Paris-Sud
  • M. Monteverde Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, CNRS, Univ. Paris-Sud, Université Paris-Saclay, 91405 Orsay Campus,France.
  • B. Pilett Magistère de Physique Fondamentale, Département de Physique, Univ. Paris-Sud, Université Paris-Saclay, 91405 Orsay Campus, France
  • Q. Quay Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, CNRS, Univ. Paris-Sud, Université Paris-Saclay, 91405 Orsay Campus,France.
Keywords: Microcontroller, Arduino, Transport, Education

Abstract

The current performances of single-board microcontrollers render them attractive, not only for basic applications, but also for more elaborate projects, amongst which are physics teaching or research. In this article, we show how temperature-dependent transport measurements can be performed by using an Arduino board, from cryogenic temperatures up to room temperature or above. We focus on two of the main issues for this type of experiments: the determination of the sample temperature and the measurement of its resistance. We also detail two student-led experiments: evidencing the magnetocaloric effect in Gadolinium and measuring the resistive transition of a high critical temperature superconductor.

Received: 7 July 2018,  Accepted: 27 September 2018; Edited by: A. Marti,  M. Monteiro;  Reviewed by: R. Marotti, Instituto de Física, Facultad de Ingeniería - Universidad de la República, Uruguay; DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4279/PIP.100007

Cite as: A Hilberer, G Laurent, A Lorin, A Partier, J Bobroff, F Bouquet, C Even, J M Fischbach, C A Marrache Kikuchi, M Monteverde, B Pilette, Q Quay,  Papers in Physics 10, 100007(2018)

This paper, by A Hilberer, G Laurent, A Lorin, A Partier, J Bobroff, F Bouquet, C Even, J M Fischbach, C A Marrache Kikuchi, M Monteverde, B Pilette, Q Quay, is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0.

 

 

Author Biography

Claire Akiko Marrache-Kikuchi, CSNSM - Université Paris-Sud
Associate Professor - Physics Department - Paris-Sud University
Open Review
Published
2018-11-02
How to Cite
Hilberer, A., Laurent, G., Lorin, A., Partier, A., Bobroff, J., Bouquet, F., Even, C., Fischbach, J., Marrache-Kikuchi, C., Monteverde, M., Pilett, B., & Quay, Q. (2018). Temperature-dependent transport measurements with Arduino. Papers in Physics, 10, 100007. https://doi.org/10.4279/pip.100007
Section
Articles
Received 2018-08-07
Accepted 2018-09-27
Published 2018-11-02