We regret to report that former CSA member Stanley Thomas Stoy, 83, of Woodridge IL, died May 18.
Month: May 2010
The following 3 articles discuss the uses and procedures of various type of cryogenic finishing. 1) By Robin A. Rhodes, Cryogenic Institute of New England, Inc. email@example.com Cryogenic Deflashing is employed to remove undesired residual mold flash that remains on molded parts after they are removed or ejected from the mold cavity. Typically, this flash … Continue reading Cryogenic Finishing
From “Superconductivity: Present and Future Applications” by the Coalition for the Commercial Application of Superconductors. Particle physics uses accelerators to recreate the conditions of the early universe in an attempt to piece together the complex puzzle of how we got to where we are today. These huge machines are used to accelerate particles to very … Continue reading Magnets
From "Superconductivity: Present and Future Applications" by the Coalition for the Commercial Application of Superconductors. With power lines increasingly congested and prone to instability, strategic injection of brief bursts of real power can play a crucial role in maintaining grid reliability. Small-scale Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) systems, based on low-temperature superconductors, have been in … Continue reading Energy Storage
ASTRONOMY IN SPACE by Peter V. Mason, retired, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Visiting Associate, California Institute of Technology. Pmason@alumni.caltech.edu In thinking about the reasons to perform astronomy in space, we first consider the effect of the earth’s atmosphere. On a scale of decreasing energy, gamma rays, cosmic rays, X-rays and the ultraviolet are so energetic … Continue reading Astronomy
New findings on helium could lead to more accurate standards
R&D Magazine reported that an international team led by University of Delaware researchers has formulated a new theoretical computation of the force acting between a pair of helium atoms.
Mark Bird named Distinguished FSU Scholar
Mark Bird, Director of Magnet and Science Technology at FSU's National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL), has been given a Distinguished University Scholar Award for 2009-2010.
Bruker introduces new Ascend™ series of high field NMR magnets
Bruker has recently launched its new Ascend™ series of compact, high-field NMR magnets designed to make high-field NMR more powerful, more convenient and more accessible for NMR laboratories.
Medical Center in St. Peterburg first to perform cryoablation in Russia
Specialists at the V.A. Almazov Federal Heart, Blood and Endocrinology Center in St. Petersburg, Russia, have opened the door for the country to begin using cryoablation to treat heart arrhythmia.
Fermilab finds evidence for significant matter-antimatter asymmetry
From Fermilab Today, 5/18/10: Scientists of the DZero collaboration at Fermilab announced Friday, May 14, that they have found evidence for significant violation of matter-antimatter symmetry in the behavior of particles containing bottom quarks beyond what is expected in the current theory, the Standard Model of particle physics.
New high-speed circuit for LHC designed by physicists at SMU
A new high-speed integrated circuit has been designed to reliably transmit large amounts of data from the Large Hadron Collider.
Sidney Yuan chosen for the Dr. Alexander C. Liang Award
Dr. Sidney Yuan has been chosen to receive the Dr. Alexander C. Liang Award, which is given annually to two staff members at the Aerospace Corporation.
Ancient Roman lead to shield CUORE experiment
Ancient Roman lead discovered 20 years ago in a shipwrecked vessel has been transferred from a museum on the Italian island of Sardinia to Italy’s National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN).
Air Liquide awarded contract for largest-ever helium extraction/purification/liquefaction unit
Air Liquide has announced that it was awarded a contract by RasGas Company Limited to supply a large, turn-key helium extraction, purification and liquefaction unit.
Fermilab celebrates National Lab Day
In celebration of "National Lab Day", Fermilab volunteers gave a number of hands-on presentations and other science demonstrations in Batavia-area elementary and high schools last week.
Airgas, U-Penn form agreement for Cryo Repository services
Airgas, Inc. recently signed a five-year services agreement to supply the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) with off-site cryogenic repository services.
CSA visits cryogenics facilities at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
CSA Executive Director Laurie Huget and Werner K. Huget, Registered Agent, toured the cryogenics facilities at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center with CSA member and past Space Cryogenics Workshop chair Peter Shirron in late March 2010, visiting the massive test facilities and high-tech laboratories where physicists and engineers are using cutting-edge instrumentation and equipment to perform challenging experiments that will eventually be used in the space program.
Eden hires Nelson, Osborn
Eden Cryogenics recently hired Jerry Nelson as Planner/Scheduler.
Luisa Chiesa receives early career award from DOE
Luisa Chiesa, assistant professor in mechanical engineering at Tufts School of Engineering, has been chosen to receive an early career award from the US Department of Energy.
Ability Engineering receives award from UT-Battelle
Ability Engineering Technology has been recognized by UT-Battelle, LLC, management and operating contractor for Oak Ridge National Laboratory.