Fermilab Director Pier Oddone as been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a prestigious honorary society and independent policy research center. Oddone joins Fermilab scientists Bill Bardeen and Helen Edwards in receiving this honor.
Month: April 2008
ORNL’s beam reaches 310 kilowatts
Oak Ridge National Laboratory became the world's most powerful source of pulsed neutrons when its beam reached 310 kilowatts in late January.
Fermilab addresses growing goose population
Fermilab Today reported that, "A new posse in town has its sights set on Fermilab's feathery fowl.
US Postal Service honors Professor John Bardeen
A US postage stamp commemorating the late UI physics Professor John Bardeen, inventor of the transistor and a two-time Nobel Prize Winner, was officially issued at Postage Stamp Mega-Event in New York's Madison Square Garden.
Ganni Cycle saves BNL in weekly electric costs
The "Ganni Cycle", invented by engineers at Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, has been saving Brookhaven National Laboratory approximately $50,000 a week in electric costs for the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC).
Inventors develop air separation cryogenic liquid sampling method
Two French inventors have developed and patented an air separation cryogenic liquid sampling method.
“Dr. Atomic” actors visit Fermilab
Actor Thomas Glenn and Director Peter Sellars recently made a visit to Fermilab to learn more about Robert Wilson, Fermilab's founding director.
Essex Cryogenics awarded US Navy contract
Essex Cryogenics of Missouri has been awarded a $172,558 contract by the US Navy for the maintenance, repair and rebuilding of equipment.
Worcester MA Business Journal honors FIBA Technologies, Inc.
To honor 50 years in the business, FIBA Technologies, Inc. was featured in a 15-page magazine insert in the Worcester MA Business Journal.
Taylor-Wharton International’s sales surpass $15 million
A division of Taylor-Wharton International has announced that sales of its high pressure cylinder operations have surpassed $15 million. TW Cylinders LLC produces ISO/EN specification cylinders in Huntsville AL and Harrisburg PA.
Aerojet awarded contract from NASA Glenn Research Center
GenCorp Inc. company Aerojet has been awarded a contract from NASA Glenn Research Center for the development of a 5,500lbf Liquid Oxygen-Liquid Methane engine. Liquid-Oxygen Liquid-Methane propulsion systems have been identified as a promising option for future space vehicles.
NASA extends Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne’s contract
NASA awarded a contract extension to Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, a United Technologies Corp. company. The extension will allow the company to continue development of the Common Extensible Cryogenic Engine (CECE), in an effort to support future lunar landing development.
Aqua Cure Ltd. awarded contract by US Air Force
Aqua Cure Ltd., Buffalo NY, has been awarded a $131,430 contract by the US Air Force for cryogenic vaporizers.
Al Zeller National Superconducting Cyclotron Lab (NSCL) at Michigan State University firstname.lastname@example.org Cryogenics has a long history in nuclear physics. The technology has its origins in the use of cold traps for maintaining a vacuum, which is required to prevent beam loss and for generating high voltages used in acceleration. These traps are still used … Continue reading Nuclear Physics
Dr. Robert Kilgore The development of the cryogenic wind tunnel is one of many significant breakthroughs in both cryogenics and wind-tunnel technology made during the past millennium. Interest in the development of high-speed commercial and military aircraft resulted in a review of problems of flow simulation in transonic wind tunnels during the 1950s and 60s. … Continue reading Wind Tunnels
From the Winter 2004 issue of Cold Facts magazine The recent M-Calc IV — 4th Industry Assessment workshop discussing military and commercial applications for low-cost cryocoolers, held in November in San Diego, highlighted progress being made in cryogenics as applied in telecommunications. The reliability and long lifetime of projects now being introduced are extraordinary, making … Continue reading Telecommunications
Robin A. Rhodes Cryogenic Institute of New England, Inc. email@example.com Shrink fitting, (or "compression fitting" as it is sometimes called), is a method used to insert a pin or bushing into a housing or other assembly requiring an extremely tight tolerance fit. It can be used as an alternative to conventional press fitting, or more … Continue reading Shrink Fitting
Elie K. Track Hypres, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.hypres.com/ Primary standards involve the exact definition and realization of units of measurement for various quantities, time, length, mass, voltage, resistance, current, etc. International agreements based on the latest scientific knowledge define those units, and their realizations vary depending on the unit itself. For example, the standard unit of … Continue reading Primary Standards
Cryogenics and Food The industrial gas industry provides a host of products and services related to food. The various gases have useful and sometimes fascinating applications in food industry. “The food industry is not a homogenous industry. The needs of customers processing hamburger vs. poultry vs. strawberries vs. seafood, for example, are very different,” according … Continue reading Food Processing
Liquefied Natural Gas
Liquefied Natural Gas as it relates to the Field of Cryogenics John W. Bonn VJ Systems, LLC email@example.com Today the world is looking for a cleaner fuel and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plays a large part in achieving this goal. LNG in a liquid form is at -162°C (-259°F) and considered a cryogenic fluid by … Continue reading Liquefied Natural Gas