The growth of storing and preserving biological materials in cryogenic liquid nitrogen freezers has resulted in many options and challenges in how to effectively supply these systems with the cryogenic liquid they require. Evaluating options, sizing and safety considerations is critical to determining the path a university laboratory or research facility should choose for implementation.
A crowd of researchers from government labs, academia and industry gathered at Fermilab July 23-24 for the first-ever users' meeting for the Advanced Superconducting Test Accelerator, which produced its first electrons in late June. The primary goal of ASTA is to provide a home for accelerator R&D, specifically in the areas of superconducting radio-frequency technology, advanced beam dynamics and accelerator applications.
Scientists at the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and other collaborating institutions have discovered a surprising twist in the magnetic properties of high-temperature superconductors (HTS), challenging some of the leading theories. In a new study, published online in the journal Nature Materials on August 4, scientists found that unexpected magnetic excitations, quantum waves believed by many to regulate HTS, exist in both non-superconducting and superconducting materials. .
The Department of Energy has conditionally authorized Lake Charles Exports to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States from the company's terminal in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Twenty years after the closing of the former Superconducting Super Collider, it is now a revitalized facility renovated by Waxahachie chemical manufacturer Magnablend. The Ellis County site improvements were highlighted in a tour the company hosted for US Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX), who was instrumental in bringing the SSC facility to the town.
US government researchers are asking industry to develop a small computer based on superconducting logic and cryogenic memory that is energy-efficient, scalable, and able to solve interesting problems—particularly those that involve intelligence gathering and analysis.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced a competition to create an Advanced Materials Center of Excellence to foster interdisciplinary collaborations between NIST researchers and scientists and engineers from academia and industry. The new center will focus on accelerating the discovery and development of advanced materials through innovations in measurement science and in new modeling, simulation, data and informatics tools.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and the president of the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), Seung Jo Kim, met in Washington on July 29 to discuss collaboration in aeronautics research and space exploration, including KARI's robotic lunar mission and NASA's asteroid initiative.
On Friday, July 26, a month-long journey came to an end, as the 3200-mile transport of a fragile, 50-foot-wide electromagnet was successfully completed.
Superconductor Technologies Inc. (STI) has announced the successful shipment of Conductus® 2G HTS wire against previously announced purchase orders from three industry leading, multinational industrial companies.
Omni Circuit Boards has successfully designed and built an aluminum monometal wire-bonded circuit board. The prototype, designed and manufactured for use in a D-Wave Systems quantum supercomputer, reportedly permits superconductivity and operation in low temperatures just above absolute zero.
Researchers at the MSU National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory are inviting 24 high school students to learn about current research from faculty members.
Chart Industries, Inc. has announced that its Distribution & Storage ("D&S") business in China has been awarded a contract to provide self-contained liquefied natural gas (LNG) station modules to Kunlun Energy Investment, a wholly owned subsidiary of PetroChina's Kunlun Energy.