We are implementing a system to recover helium from our Janis ST-500 continuous flow LHe cryostat. The recovery system uses standard 1/4" plastic tubing, which we connect directly to the cryostat's exhaust port. The problem with this setup is that the gas is still quite cold as it leaves the cryostat. The tube quickly ices … Continue reading Containing ice accumulation while recovering helium
Month: June 2013
Nigel Lockyer of Canada’s TRIUMF lab named Fermilab director
Nigel Lockyer, director of Canada’s TRIUMF laboratory for particle and nuclear physics and a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of British Columbia, has been selected to become the next director of the US Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
International team at Keck Observatory strengthens Big Bang theory
Using the most powerful telescope on Earth, an international team of scientists has discovered that the moments just after the Big Bang happened more like the theory predicts, eliminating a significant discrepancy that troubled physicists for two decades.
Resistivity switch is window to role of magnetism in iron-based superconductors
Physicists at the US Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have discovered surprising changes in electrical resistivity in iron-based superconductors. The findings, reported in Nature Communications, offer further evidence that magnetism and superconductivity are closely related in this class of novel superconductors.
Oxford Instruments dilution refrigerator plays role in D-Wave quantum computer
Oxford Instruments’ cryofree™ dilution refrigerator system, Triton®, is an important component in the latest quantum computer to be supplied by D-Wave Systems Inc to the new Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab in the US.
European XFEL underground construction completed
An important milestone was reached at Germany’s largest science construction site: The underground civil engineering work for the X-ray laser European XFEL has been completed, and underground construction is almost finished.
Researchers create microscale pumps to evacuate tiny vacuum chambers
DARPA-funded researchers recently demonstrated the world’s smallest vacuum pumps. This breakthrough technology may create new national security applications for electronics and sensors that require a vacuum: highly sensitive gas analyzers that can detect a chemical or biological attack, extremely accurate laser-cooled chip-scale atomic clocks and microscale vacuum tubes.
Canadian National Railway orders four LNG tenders from Westport
Westport Innovations Inc. has announced the launch of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) tender product solution with an order for four tenders from Canadian National Railway.
Air Products introduces new microsite
Air Products has launched a new microsite that features the company’s advanced cryogenic technologies, which use the unique properties of liquid nitrogen to provide an economical, simple way of cooling for a variety of applications.
Air Liquide announces new organization and leadership team in US
Air Liquide has announced a realignment of its executive management team in the US in conjunction with Air Liquide Group's recently introduced strategic organization and growth plan.
European Commission and CERN support major research facility in the Middle East
The European Commission and CERN agreed on May 28 to support the construction of SESAME (Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East), one of the most ambitious research facilities in the Middle East.
D-Wave Two quantum computer selected for NASA’s Ames Research Center
D-Wave Systems Inc., the world's first commercial quantum computing company, announced on May 16 that its new 512-qubit quantum computer, the D-Wave Two, will be installed at the new Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab, a collaboration among NASA, Google and the Universities Space Research Association (USRA).
Tim Miller appointed INOXCVA President of US Operations
INOXCVA announced the appointment of Tim Miller as INOXCVA’s President for its US Operations, effective May 9, 2013. This appointment signals INOXCVA’s steps to strengthen the management and serve customers better through organized divisional structure.
Bestobell wins contract with LNG fuel system manufacturer
Bestobell Valves, part of the Sheffield-based President Engineering Group (PEGL), has become a preferred supplier to Wärtsilä Gas Power Systems (GPS), the Finland-headquartered global leader in gas power solutions for the marine and energy markets.