millikelvin

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

milli- +‎ kelvin

Noun[edit]

millikelvin ‎(plural millikelvins)

  1. One thousandth of a kelvin
    • 1997 June 20, Richard Stone, “Space Research Centers Search for New Frontier”, in Science[1], volume 276, number 5320, DOI:10.1126/science.276.5320.1781:
      ILT's device cools samples to several millikelvins, cold enough to freeze helium.
    • 1998 July 24, Takeshi Inoshita, “CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS: Kondo Effect in Quantum Dots”, in Science[2], volume 281, number 5376, DOI:10.1126/science.281.5376.526, pages 526-527:
      This zero-bias maximum disappears as temperature is raised above several hundred millikelvin, in agreement with theory ( 8 ): Because V sd is equal to the separation between the Fermi levels of the two leads, finite V sd splits the Kondo resonance into two peaks.

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millikelvin ‎(not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to the temperature range at which temperatures are expressed in millikelvins
    • 1998 January 30, John Schiffer, “PHYSICS: Sparse Crystals”, in Science[3], volume 279, number 5351, DOI:10.1126/science.279.5351.675, pages 675-676:
      The temperatures required for producing a crystalline solid out of such a "one-component plasma" (3) are in the millikelvin range.
    • 2001 January 12, A. Yu. Kasumov et al., “Proximity-Induced Superconductivity in DNA”, in Science[4], volume 291, number 5502, DOI:10.1126/science.291.5502.280, pages 280-282:
      These results imply that DNA molecules can be conducting down to millikelvin temperature and that phase coherence is maintained over several hundred nanometers.