Cryogenic Finishing

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. 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

Energy Storage

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. 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

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.