At a seminar held at CERN on July 4 as a curtain raiser to the year’s major particle physics conference, ICHEP2012 in Melbourne, the ATLAS and CMS experiments presented their latest preliminary results in the search for the long sought Higgs particle. Both experiments observe a new particle in the mass region around 125-126 GeV.
Month: July 2012
First observation of the Hall effect in a Bose-Einstein condensate
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers have observed for the first time the Hall effect in a gas of ultracold atoms.
Unraveling the mysteries of exotic superconductors
Scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory are using specialized techniques to help unravel the mysteries of a new type of superconductor that was discovered in 2008.
NASA’s KSC celebrates 50th anniversary
On July 1, NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida celebrated 50 years of launching humans and machines to other planets and into low Earth orbit.
Niowave dedicates $10 million expansion facility
Niowave, Inc. dedicated its $10 million expansion facility on July 3, 2012.
Former SSC staffer: “We could have found it first.”
Dr. Michael T. Gamble, a former staff member of Los Alamos National Laboratory who contributed to management of a collaboration at the SSC, comments on the impact the loss of the SSC has had on American science.
Asymmetry may provide clue to superconductivity
Scientists offered new details regarding intriguing similarities between the quirky electronic properties of a new iron-based high-temperature superconductor (HTS) and its copper-based cousins in the journal Nature (June 21, 2012).
Henry Glyde appointed to named professorship
Henry Glyde has been named Unidel Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Delaware, effective September 1. Glyde is a Rhodes Scholar with research interests in low temperature physics and neutron scattering, quantum and classical liquids in disorder and confinement, Bose-Einstein condensation and quantum Monte Carlo methods.
Cryostar demonstrates new LNG/CNG fueling pump
Cryostar USA West recently demonstrated its pioneering LNG fueling station for gas-powered vehicles at its base in Santa Fe Springs, CA.
“Current Frontiers in Cryobiology” book published
Planer has announced the publication of what it hopes will be an industry leading book on cryopreservation, "Current Frontiers in Cryobiology".
Shell to sell LNG through TA’s fueling centers
Shell and its affiliates have signed a memorandum of understanding with TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) to sell liquefied natural gas (LNG) to heavy-duty road transport customers in the US through TA’s existing nationwide network of full-service fueling centers.
A thermosyphon (or thermosiphon) is a device that transfers heat via natural convection in a fluid. The natural convection is driven by gravity with the colder, denser fluid flowing downhill and the warmer, less dense fluid flowing back up. Thus, thermosyphons connect an object to be cooled with a reservoir or device providing the cooling. … Continue reading Thermosyphons
Dilution refrigerators are a common technique for reaching temperatures below 1K, particularly where continuous cooling at these temperatures is required. Helium exists in two stable isotopes: 4He and 3He. Naturally occurring 3He is extremely rare, constituting less than 1 part per million of helium gas. However, 3He can be manufactured, as it is a radioactive … Continue reading Dilution Refrigerators