Tech Note 1014 Detail

Operation of Temperature Sensor within Millikan Oil Drop Apparatus

Affected Products:

AP-8210 Millikan Oil Drop Apparatus

Problem/Symptom:
How does the thermistor operate?

PASCO Solution:
The thermistor within the apparatus uses a metal oxide ceramic with a non-linear response of its resistance to temperature change. The resistance of this material decreases with increasing temperature.

Creation Date: 05/8/2009
Last Modified: 05/8/2009
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