resistance thermometer

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resistance thermometer

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(General Physics) an accurate type of thermometer in which temperature is calculated from the resistance of a coil of wire (usually of platinum) or of a semiconductor placed at the point at which the temperature is to be measured
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Noun1.resistance thermometer - thermometer that measures temperature by changes in the resistance of a spiral of platinum wire
thermometer - measuring instrument for measuring temperature
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0] are values obtained using the platinum resistance thermometer embedded in the wall of the dilatometer.
The thermocouples were calibrated at fixed points and also compared with high temperature standard platinum resistance thermometers that were calibrated in agreement with ITS-90.
In the LLT facility, the temperatures of the water- and the oil-bath blackbodies are determined using a platinum resistance thermometer or a thermistor that is immersed in the stirred bath (140, 141).
The calibration points for the platinum resistance thermometers are selected as the approximate fixed point temperature values according to the defined sub-ranges of ITS-90 with additional temperature values between the fixed point temperatures.
The company's temperature laboratory uses a range of reference platinum resistance thermometers, noble metal thermocouples, stirred liquid baths, specially designed isothermal calibration furnaces and black body sources to provide a comprehensive facility for cost effective thermometer calibration or temperature probe calibration over the range -80 deg C to 1,200 deg C.