A presentation by Dr. Philippe Lebrun, CERN, entitled, "Cryogenics for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC): from construction and operation to future upgrades," is now available on the CSA site. The presentation accompanied Dr. Lebrun's plenary talk at the recent Cryogenic Engineering Conference/International Cryogenic Materials Conference (CEC/ICMC) held in Anchorage, Alaska.
Month: September 2013
New publications available for order on the CSA site
Short course notes from several recent cryogenics events, such as ICC17, ASC’12 and CEC/ICMC 2013, are now available for order from the Cryogenic Society of America.
LHC cryogenics system: The challenge of keeping cool
The LHC is one of the coldest places on Earth, with superconducting magnets—the key defining feature—that operate at 1.9K. While there might be colder places in other laboratories, none compares to the LHC's scale and complexity.
A theoretical device could bring practical spintronics closer to reality
Seiji Yunoki and colleague Shin-ichi Hikino from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science in Wako, Japan, have now proposed a device that instead of moving electrons is able to transport information using electron spin over long distances.
University of Tübingen physicists create interface between atoms and superconductors
Professors József Fortágh, Dieter Kölle and Reinhold Kleiner of the University ofTübingen’s Institute of Physics have developed a new electronic component which will help to deal with the instability of quantum bits, or qubits.
IU physicist receives lifetime achievement award for particle accelerator work
The US Particle Accelerator School will present S.Y. Lee with its USPAS Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Accelerator Physics and Technology. Lee, professor in the Department of Physics at Indiana University Bloomington, will receive the award at the 2013 North American Particle Accelerator Conference held Sept. 29 to Oct. 4 in Pasadena CA.
Report on 23rd International Conference on Magnet Technology (MT-23)
The twenty-third International Conference on Magnet Technology (MT-23) was held in Boston at the Westin Copley Hotel from July 14 through July 19. Dr. Bruce Strauss was the General Chairman of the conference; Joe Minervini of MIT served as the Program Chair; Larry Masur of Bruker was the Exhibits Chair; and Suzanne Strauss was the Local Arrangement Chair. The conference was sponsored by the Council on Superconductivity (CSC) of the IEEE.
Professor John Clem dies August 2
Professor John Clem passed away on August 2, 2013, after a four-year battle with mesothelioma. He was known as the "father of the 2 dimensional pancake vortex."
ILC candidate site in Japan announced
The International Linear Collider (ILC) site evaluation committee of Japan announced the result of assessment of two candidate sites in Japan in a press conference held at the University of Tokyo on August 23, 2013. They recommended the Kitakami mountains in the Iwate and Miyagi prefectures as a location.
Nominations open for the 2014 Simon Memorial Prize
Nominations are sought for the 2014 Simon Memorial Prize to be presented at the 27th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics (LT27), Buenos Aires, August 2014.
Phase I of MicroBooNE installation at LArTF continues
Phase 1 installation of the MicroBooNE experiment at the Liquid Argon Test Facility at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory has made very good progress over the summer.
Taylor-Wharton releases next generation of MicroBulk storage
Taylor-Wharton Cryogenics LCC has introduced a new generation of MicroBulk storage tanks. This new family of MicroBulk cryogenic storage vessels uses the latest cold stretch manufacturing technology with improved updated features and capabilities, addressing the efficient storage and dispensing needs of industrial, health care, laboratories and food production businesses engaged in higher volume gas and liquid applications.
Col. Gregory H. Johnson named CASIS Executive Director
Gregory H. Johnson, Colonel (Ret), has been named executive director for the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit entity selected by NASA to manage the utilization of the International Space Station (ISS) US National Laboratory. Col. Johnson will assume his role on September 1, 2013.