I was just wondering, do Stirling coolers have any relation to Stirling engines?
Chart Industries announced this month that Chart Distribution and Storage will expand its cryogenic equipment repair services to Reno, Nevada.
The first in a series of cryogen-free systems has been installed in Cambridge University's Cavendish Laboratory by Cambridge spin-out Dryogenic, Ltd.
From the Spring 2009 issue of Cold Facts (Volume 25, Number 2): Thanks to a joint project by the US Navy and a number of industry partners, high temperature superconducting (HTS) technology is now at the heart of an advanced degaussing system aboard the USS Higgins at the naval station in San Diego. The HTS … Continue reading HTS Degaussing Systems
From http://www.superconductors.org: An area where superconductors can perform a life-saving function is in the field of biomagnetism. Doctors need a non-invasive means of determining what's going on inside the human body. By impinging a strong superconductor-derived magnetic field into the body, hydrogen atoms that exist in the body's water and fat molecules are forced to … Continue reading Magnetic Resonance Imaging
From http://www.superconductors.org. Magnetic-levitation is an application where superconductors perform extremely well. Transport vehicles such as trains can be made to "float" on strong superconducting magnets, virtually eliminating friction between the train and its tracks. Not only would conventional electromagnets waste much of the electrical energy as heat, they would have to be physically much larger … Continue reading Magnetic Levitation
From Superpower website. History of Superconductivity Superconductivity was discovered in 1911 by the Dutch physicist, Heike Kammerlingh Onnes when he was able to liquefy helium by cooling it to 4 Kelvin, or -452°F. This enabled him to cool other materials close to absolute zero and investigate their electrical properties. He noted that at these cold … Continue reading Superconductivity
The Worldwide LHC Computing Grid, or WLCG, recently completed a demonstration involving all of the key elements of data processing, from data taking through to analysis.
From Fermilab Today, 6/29/09: At a recent physics seminar at the Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Fermilab physicist Pat Lukens of the CDF experiment announced the observation of a new particle, the Omega-sub-b.