CSA Board Chairman John Weisend has started a new position as Professor of Engineering at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Lab at Michigan State University, a CSA Corporate Sustaining Member.
Month: April 2010
SBA adjusts threshold amounts for Phase I and Phase II
The US Small Business Administration has announced a final amendment to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Policy Directive (PD).
Oxford Instruments receives Queen’s Award for Triton™200
Oxford Instruments Nanoscience has announced that it recently received the Queen's Award for Enterprise: Innovation for the development of Triton™200, a cryogen-free dilution refrigerator with an integrated high-field superconducting magnet.
Essex Cryogenics wins $4.1 million federal contract for LOX services
Essex Cryogenics, St. Louis MO, has been awarded a $4.1 million modified federal contract by the US Air Force Material Command's Direct Reporting Unit.
Cryogenic Treatment Database is relaunched under CSA auspices
The Cryogenic Treatment Database (CTD) has been relaunched with a new, sleek look, an improved search function, and is now an official CSA Web site. The CTD was created and debuted online in 2009 to encourage scientific research in the field of cryogenic treatment by providing a public and central source for information relating to the cryogenic treatment industry. It grew out of efforts by the Cryogenic Society of America and the Cryogenic Treatment Committee of the ASM to bring together information from many sources to support the use of cryogenic treatment through scientific research. U.S. Cryogenics, a cryogenic treatment provider and CSA Corporate Sustaining Member, partnered with CSA to create the initial Database and to make it available publicly. CSA now maintains and hosts the Database. By supporting a scientific approach to the subject of cryogenic treatment of materials, the Society seeks to promote better understanding of the process, with the hope that this will eventually lead to standards that make statistical measurement and documented and repeatable results possible. The Database articles are organized into two major categories: Informational articles and Scientific articles. Submitted articles are reviewed by the Cryogenic Treatment Database Review Committee, a volunteer committee comprised of experts in metallurgy from industry, academia and government. The Committee reviews each submission to determine its relevance, scientific purpose and findings. If the Committee agrees that the inclusion of the article would provide additional, useful information for the Database, the article is approved and placed on the list of articles to be added at the next quarterly update. The Cryogenic Society of America welcomes submission of articles for consideration to be included in the Cryogenic Treatment Database. The CSA website provides some general information about cryogenic treatment as well as a list of companies engaged in this area of industry. CSA invites visitors to submit changes and additions to this list as a way to keep it up to date. Send your comments to Laurie Huget, CSA Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org. 708/383-6220 x222.
What is a Cryocooler? A mechanism that can extract heat from an object (cooler) and by doing so draw its temperature down below approximately 150 Kelvin (cryo). -- (Courtesy Dr. Willy Gully) What is the difference between a Cryocooler and a Cryostat? A cryostat is any device designed to maintain things (including fluids) at cryogenic … Continue reading Cryocoolers
Niowave supplies two SRF cavities for Project X
Companies in the United States are rapidly learning to build the superconducting radio-frequency cavities Fermilab needs for future accelerators such as the proposed Project X and the International Linear Collider.
Fermilab crews work on beamline vacuum system for New Muon Lab
From Fermilab Today: It is perhaps fitting that the New Muon Lab, a long, low concrete affair facing open fields, sits facing the northern edge of Fermilab’s property.
J. Murray Gibson elected chair of AAAS physics section
Argonne National Laboratory Associate Laboratory Director J. Murray Gibson has been elected chair of the Physics Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Indian-made RF cavity passes test at Fermilab
A superconducting radio-frequency cavity made in India has passed its first test at Fermilab.
Chart to relocate CAIRE to Canton GA
Chart Industries announced that it will close CAIRE's liquid oxygen therapy manufacturing operations in Plainfield IN and relocate the manufacturing and customer service operations to a facility in Canton GA.
Five firms awarded NASA contracts
NASA has awarded contracts to five companies that will provide research and technology development activities at Glenn Research Center.
Air Products to provide NRU for ExxonMobil project
Air Products has announced that it will provide its nitrogen recovery unit (NRU) and cryogenic gas processing equipment for an ExxonMobil project, with delivery of the equipment set for late 2010.
SuperPower celebrates 10-year anniversary
March 2010 marked the 10-year anniversary of SuperPower Inc., and the company celebrated with the opening of a new exhibit on superconductivity at the Schenectady Museum and Suits-Bueche Planetarium.
Scientists discover world’s smallest superconductor
The world’s smallest superconductor has been discovered by a team of scientists at Ohio University.
JLab chooses new directors
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has named Dr. Robert McKeown, a leading nuclear physicist and professor at the California Institute of Technology, as Deputy Director for Science.