Laboratory LN2 Supply Systems: Options, Sizing and Safety

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.

ASTA generates broad interest at users’ meeting

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 Discover Hidden Magnetic Waves in High-Temperature Superconductors

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. .

Former SSC site now revitalized facility

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.

NIST seeks proposals to establish new center of excellence on advanced materials research

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.