RUAG's study investigated various processes to structure metallic coatings to develop a better product. The aim was to retain the high reflectivity provided by the aluminum and to reduce the eddy currents to a level acceptable for different application
DeMaCo, a Dutch specialist in cryogenic infrastructure, has acquired two major orders from DESY, the main shareholder of the European X-ray Free Electron Laser facility, or European XFEL for short. The purpose of the project is to produce high intensity coherent X-rays with true laser properties. The wavelength of these rays is in the order of atomic dimension. This opens new possibilities in basic science and medical diagnostics, as well as in industrial research and development.
For the first time recently, a number of theoretical, experimental and clinical studies have been performed, both in vitro and in vivo, with the aim of explaining the effect of low temperatures on healthy and malignant tumor tissue.
The fourth Cryogenic Cluster Day was held on September 25 at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford, UK, and was attended by cryogenics professionals from the UK, Austria, Germany, New Zealand, Switzerland and the US.
Experimentalists seeking cryogenic platforms below 250 mK have essentially two choices: Dilution Refrigeration (DR) or Adiabatic Demagnetization Refrigeration (ADR) cryostats. There are particular applications where one or the other is the best tool. In some cases, either may be equally suitable. Charlie Danaher, HPD, discusses the differences.
For cryogenic applications, the most common types of temperature sensors are resistors, diodes and thermocouples. Choosing a sensor depends on application, response time and response range, sensitivity, stability, ease of use, packaging and optimum cost.
CTD's support of the James Webb Space Telescope program involved a progressive building block approach, starting with simple materials and bonded joint tests, and followed by testing of sub-assemblies, prototypes and proof testing of flight hardware.
On October 4 and 5, 2013, CSA participated in “Science Works: Cool Jobs, Hot Careers” at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. The aim of the event was to provide opportunities for youth to engage with STEM professionals as a way to spark interest in STEM-related career paths.
Actively cooled thermal radiation shields are a common feature of cryostats whose lowest temperature is less than 77K. These shields, which typically operate at temperatures between that of LN2 and 40K, block thermal radiation from higher temperatures from reaching lower temperature cryogenic components or fluids. Since the heat radiated from a surface scales as the … Continue reading Thermal Radiation Shields
Researchers at Florida State University’s Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS) achieved a major breakthrough in their ongoing high temperature superconducting cable project that will lead to increased power generation and reduced weight for future naval vessels and aircraft.
Understanding superconductivity, whereby certain materials can conduct electricity without any loss of energy, has proved to be one of the most persistent problems in modern physics.
A new way of making high-temperature superconductors that is based on metamaterials has been proposed by physicists at the University of Maryland.
At the end of November, Korea became the first Domestic Agency to complete the production of niobium-tin (Nb3Sn) strand for ITER's toroidal field conductors.
Building on a 38-year history of manufacturing external tanks for NASA’s Space Shuttle program, Lockheed Martin is producing liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage tanks.
Zhifeng Ren, M.D. Anderson Chair Professor of Physics and principal investigator at the Texas Center for Superconductivity, a physicist with the University of Houston College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, has been honored with the Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Science from The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas (TAMEST).
Blue Origin reached a key milestone in the development of the liquid-fueled BE-3 engine by successfully demonstrating deep throttle, full power, long-duration and reliable restart all in a single-test sequence.