Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, a CSA Corporate Sustaining Member, was featured in a video that explained what the lab seeks to accomplish and discusses the importance of its human resources.
Month: January 2010
Cryomodule arrives at KEK’s test facility
From KEK: A big Christmas gift arrived at KEK from Italy. On December 25th, KEK's Superconducting radiofrequency Test Facility (STF) welcomed the cryomodule for "S1-global" - a crucial system test towards realizing the International Linear Collider (ILC), a proposed next generation electron-positron collider.
LBNE passes first stage of DOE approval
From symmetrymagazine.org:The Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment passed the first Department of Energy approval stage Friday, Jan. 8, when it received Critical Decision-0.
FSU physicist discusses “Multiverse” in Scientific American
A recent article co-written by Alejandro Jenkins, a postdoctoral associate in theoretical high-energy physics at the Florida State University, appeared in the January issue of 'Scientific American' and garnered much attention.
Argonne scientists shed light on mechanism behind superinsulation
From the Argonne National Laboratory press room: Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have discovered the microscopic mechanism behind the phenomenon of superinsulation, the ability of certain materials to completely block the flow of electric current at low temperatures.
From physicsworld.com, “Atomic spins measure ultracold temperatures”
Physicists in the US have developed a new kind of thermometer that can measure down to as low as one billionth of a degree above absolute zero and has the potential to reach just a few trillionths of a degree.
CDMS results may not be dark matter
In December of last year, the CDMS-II team came across possible evidence of dark matter, though what they think may be weakly interacting mass particles, or WIMPS, may also just be background noise.
Researchers to test new superconductor material, BSCCO2212
Materials scientists, physicists, magnet experts and engineers from seven institutions have come together on the "Very High Field Superconducting Magnet Collaboration" to test a new superconducting material, BSCCO2212.
NASA’s WISE to include Lockheed Martin cryostat
A dual-stage cryostat built by Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company Advanced Technology Center, Palo Alto CA, is onboard NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, which launched on December 14, 2009.
Daniel P. McGahn named AMSC President and Chief Operating Officer
American Superconductor Corporation has named Daniel P. McGahn President and Chief Operating Officer.
Oxford Instruments wins Corporate Excellence Award
From the Oxford Instruments website: The British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ) has announced that Oxford Instruments KK has won the prestigious Corporate Excellence category at the 2009 British Business Awards.
NHMFL breaks previous record with new magnet
The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory has broken the record for the highest-field "resistive" magnet with their recently upgraded 36-tesla magnet, which uses electricity to generate high magnetic fields.
World’s thinnest high temperature superconductor shows potential
Physicists at Brookhaven National Laboratory have created layered films of cuprate (copper-oxide) materials that allow them to localize the superconducting behavior to a single atomic plane.
Seeking technical publication that explains the science behind the cryogenic treatment of aluminum
Would you know of a technical publication that would list the benefits and explain the science behind the cryogenic treatment of aluminum, specifically a 356-T6 aluminum cylinder head casting? Eddie Phillips
Source of emissivity data for aluminum and aluminized Mylar at room temperature, 77K and 4.2K
Can anyone recommend a source of emissivity data for aluminum and aluminized Mylar at room temperature, 77K and 4.2K? Also, I would be interested in finding a facility that can measure this information. Any information will be greatly appreciated. William Einziger, GE Healthcare
Looking to purchase new LN2 freezer: any suggestions?
I will be purchasing a new liquid nitrogen freezer soon, but I am limited by space restrictions. The freezer cannot be more than 38 inches wide. However, it would be beneficial if the freezer holds a high number of racks such as 24. In addition, we prefer not to purchase a freezer with a neck … Continue reading Looking to purchase new LN2 freezer: any suggestions?
Affordable flow meter to measure LN2 flow through a pipeline
I am trying to find out if anyone knows of or has used an affordable flow meter that can measure liquid nitrogen flow through a pipeline. It doesn’t need to be very accurate as it’s really to allow people in different departments to allocate cost rather than for scientific measurement. The flow will be intermittently … Continue reading Affordable flow meter to measure LN2 flow through a pipeline
Looking for the thermal conductivity of the high density polyethylene (HDPE) between 1.9 and 10K
I am looking for the thermal conductivity of the high density polyethylene (HDPE) between 1.9 and 10K (or even up to higher temperatures). The best would be to have these data for the HDPE material which sold by the CERN shop, which has a density of 0.95 g/cm3. Pier Paolo Granieri
What is "Alpha" cryogenic processing?
Can somebody please tell me what the “Alpha Cryogenic Process” is? How is it different from ordinary cryogenic processing? Bernd Ahne, HiFi-Tuning
Which states in the US have established RQs for liquefied nitrogen?
I'm curious to know which states in the United States have established a reportable quantity (RQ) for liquefied nitrogen, should it be unintentionally released into the atmosphere. What are the RQs for these states? Here in Massachusetts, the RQ for LN2 is 10 pounds. Mark Bennett Office of Environmental Health & Safety Harvard University