A group of leading UK cryogenic companies called the “Cryogenics Cluster” has won the South East Regional Cluster Mark competition, launched last year by the British government’s Department of Business Innovation and Skills.
Month: March 2010
Humboldt Awards honor researchers studying iron pnictides
Tom Devereaux and Patrick Kirchmann, researchers with the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Science (SIMES), have received research awards from the Humboldt Foundation.
LHC collides beams at 7 TeV
Fermilab Press Release: The Large Hadron Collider has launched a new era for particle physics. Today at 6:06 a.m. CDT (1:06 p.m. Central European Summer Time) at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, the first particles collided at the record energy of seven trillion electron volts (TeV).
Oxford Instruments receives high field magnet order from Diamond Light Source
Oxford Instruments has received an order for a high field magnet from Diamond Light Source.
AMSC & LS Cable expand business alliance
American Superconductor Corporation has announced that it has expanded its superconductor power cable strategic business alliance with LS Cable.
RHIC may have broken law of nature for fraction of a second
Physicists at Brookhaven National Laboratory think they may have broken a law of nature, though for a very small fraction of time.
UT-Battelle to manage ORNL for five more years
The US Department of Energy has announced that Oak Ridge National Laboratory will operate for another 5 years under the management of UT-Battelle, a joint venture between the University of Tennessee and Battelle Memorial Institute.
Hypres: Progress in SC RF for Telecommunications
Richard Hitt, President and CEO, Hypres Inc., and Dr. Elie Track, PhD, Senior Partner, discuss new progress in the use of Superconducting Radio Frequency (SC RF) techniques in telecommunications.
Meyer Tool contributes to Alpha Project
Professors S. Y. Lee and Paul Sokol of the Indiana University Center for Exploration of Energy and Matter (IUCEEM) are currently leading the design effort of a multipurpose electron accelerator called the Alpha Project (Advanced Electron-Photon Facility), which will be operated under a joint collaboration between Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center and IUCEEM.
LHC sets record as highest energy particle accelerator
On March 19, the LHC set yet another energy record as it ramped up to circulate two 3.5 TeV proton beams for the first time.
GE to expand access of MRI systems to underdeveloped regions
GE Global Research has been awarded a four-year, $3.27 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for new magnet technology that will cut back on the costs and inconveniences of current MRI systems.
BNL’s RHIC detects exotic antimatter
From http://www.bnl.gov: An international team of scientists studying high-energy collisions of gold ions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), a 2.4-mile-circumference particle accelerator located at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, has published evidence of the most massive antinucleus discovered to date.
Hypres Figure of Merit for Multi-Stage Cryocoolers
In the Winter 2010 issue of Cold Facts, an article was featured entitled "Hypres: Progress in SC RF for Telecommunications." The article mentions that Hypres has developed a figure of merit (FoM) that allows them to compare cryocoolers with different stages for their applications.
CB&I to supply gas plant for Camisea project in Peru
Chicago Bridge & Iron, or CB&I, has announced its recent $45 million contract to supply a cryogenic natural gas-processing plant for the Camisea gas project in Peru.
Fermilab Today, Director’s Corner: International Women’s Day
From Director's Corner, Fermilab Today, 3/9/10: Yesterday marked the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, a world-wide celebration of equal rights for women that we observed officially at Fermilab, as far as I am aware, for the first time this year.
AMCS Corporation to supply LN2 plant to SOL
AMCS Corporation has announced that it will supply the Italian Group SOL with a cryogenic nitrogen plant from its ULTRA-N™ series of plants.
Former FSU student wins APS award for best doctoral dissertation
Calmun R. Hoffman has received the 2010 Dissertation in Nuclear Physics Award from the Division of Nuclear Physics of the American Physical Society (APS).
JLab chooses Pennington as Assoc. Director for Theoretical & Computational Physics
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab), has selected Michael R. Pennington as Associate Director for Theoretical and Computational Physics.
AMSC selected as one of the “World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies”
American Superconductor Corporation has been named one of MIT Technology Review's "50 Most Innovative Companies."