A common way to provide cooling below the normal boiling point of helium (4.2K) is to reduce the pressure above the bath of liquid helium, thus also reducing the bath’s equilibrium saturation temperature. For example, to produce a 1.8K bath of liquid helium, the saturation pressure has to be reduced to 1638 Pa (16 mbar). … Continue reading Cold Compressors
A University of Houston engineering researcher and his team have received additional funding from the US Department of Energy (DOE) for a wind energy project that involves using superconducting wire to generate and transport electricity.
Five Fermilab scientists have been named fellows of the American Physical Society, a distinction awarded each year to no more than one-half of 1 percent of current APS members by their peers.
AMSC, a global solutions provider serving wind and grid leaders, and Nexans, an expert in the cable industry (both CSA Corporate Sustaining Members), recently introduced to the North American market a medium voltage superconductor fault current limiter (SFCL) solution that is designed to meet many of the challenges caused by today's highly interconnected networks and diversified generation sources.
Columns are as old as civilization: for thousands of years, they have provided architects and engineers with a simple and sturdy solution to support heavy loads while leaving room to move around on the ground below. This traditional and reliable solution was to be implemented in ITER.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released its study on the economic impacts of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports. DOE’s analysis finds that the US economy will experience “net economic benefits” from allowing increased LNG exports. It found that the natural gas boom has helped create jobs and spur economic growth.
Science and engineering students have hand-delivered a petition to the local offices of all US senators and House leaders, requesting that sequestration be halted because it would harm their future as innovators and hurt economic growth in the United States. The students represent numerous scientific societies across the United States, including the American Physical Society.
Lake Shore Cryotronics, a CSA Corporate Sustaining Member, has introduced updated specifications for its Model CRX-VF cryogenic probe station, which features increased maximum magnetic field, improved magnetic field at elevated sample temperatures and improved vacuum performance.
Scientists from the University of Tübingen, Germany, working with colleagues from Tel Aviv University and the University of Kiel, Germany, have proposed  and experimentally demonstrated  a new type of superconducting element – named the phi-Josephson (?-Josephson) junction. Implemented in cryogenic devices, this element will make superconducting electronic circuits work practically “by themselves” and improve functionality.
Special Issue No. 22 of the European Superconductivity News Forum (ESNF) is devoted to papers presented at the Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC) 2012 held in Portland OR, from October 7 to 12, 2012.
Air Products recently launched a new microsite with information for food processors who are currently freezing or considering freezing product.