We describe the design, construction, and performance of a resonant cryogenic chopper that operates at 4.2 K. The chopper is mechanically and thermally robust; it can occult a 2.54-cm aperture at 4.5 Hz while dissipating ˜ 1 mW. Both the stator and rotor magnetic fields are controllable to allow for performance optimization and to help in measuring any possible interference effects. Data on long-term amplitude stability are presented.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Engineering (miscellaneous)
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering