A new report, sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE) and undertaken by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, argues that a domestic electron ion collider could unlock the scientific mysteries of atomic nuclei and maintain US leadership in accelerator science.
Month: August 2018
New CORC Cable Technology Delivers High Power to US NAVY
Through a grant program that encourages private industry to partner with university scientists, a research team from Florida State University’s Center for Advanced Power Systems and the Colorado-based Advanced Conductor Technologies LLC has demonstrated the first high-temperature superconducting direct current power transmission cable using ACT’s Conductor on Round Core (CORC) cable technology.
Cryogenics, Superconductivity Play Major Roles in Renewable Energy
Several technology developments demonstrate the importance of cryogenics and superconductivity in the quest for eco-friendly, affordable energy generation and storage. A keynote address and a facility tour at the upcoming ICEC/ICMC conference will highlight two of these developments.
CSA Remembers Bill Shields 1936 – 2018
We regret to report that William “Bill” Shields, co-founder of Janis Research Company and longtime friend of CSA, died July 13 at age 82, after an extended period of declining health.
National Ignition Facility Reveals How Hydrogen Becomes Metallic inside Giant Gas Planets
Swirling dense metallic hydrogen dominates the interiors of Jupiter, Saturn and many extra-solar planets. Building precise models of these giant planets requires an accurate description of the transition of pressurized hydrogen into this metallic substance – a long-standing scientific challenge.
Boston Scientific acquires Cryterion Medical, enters cryoablation market
Boston Scientific recently announced acquisition of Cryterion Medical, Inc., a company developing a cryoablation platform to treat atrial fibrillation (AF), positioning it in the growing electrophysiology market.
American Physical Society Publishes 60th Anniversary Edition of the Review of Particle Physics
The latest edition of the Review of Particle Physics, a resource for particle physicists, was published Aug. 17 in the American Physical Society’s Physical Review D journal, marking the 60th anniversary of the founding of the international Particle Data Group (PDG) that produces the Review.
ICARUS neutrino detector installed in new Fermilab home
On Tuesday, Aug. 14, ICARUS moved into its new Fermilab home, a recently completed building that houses the large, 20-meter-long neutrino hunter. Filled with 760 tons of liquid argon, it is one of the largest detectors of its kind in the world. With this move, ICARUS now sits in the path of Fermilab’s neutrino beam, a milestone that brings the detector one step closer to taking data.
‘Deep Supercooling’ keeps liquids from freezing at very low temperatures for extended periods
Investigators from the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Engineering in Medicine (MGH-CEM) have developed a simple method to maintain water and water-based solutions in a liquid state at temperatures far below the usual freezing point for greatly extended periods of time—a development that may someday enable safe, extended preservation of blood cells, tissues and organs, along with improved food preservation.
UT-ORNL team makes first particle accelerator beam measurement in six dimensions
The first full characterization measurement of an accelerator beam in six dimensions is expected to advance the understanding and performance of current and planned accelerators around the world.
One cool camera: LSST’s cryostat assembly completed
The LSST cryostat, now fully assembled, will keep the camera’s image sensors continuously cooled to -150°F for crisp, high-sensitivity views of the night skies.
Space Station Experiment Reaches Ultracold Milestone
The International Space Station is officially home to the coolest experiment in space, after the installation of NASA’s Cold Atom Laboratory which is producing Bose-Einstein condensates
DOE Approval Moves PIP-II Accelerator Upgrade To Perform Baseline Stage at Fermilab
The US Department of Energy formally approved Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (CSA-CSM) to proceed with its design of PIP-II, an accelerator upgrade project that will provide increased beam power to generate an unprecedented stream of neutrinos—subatomic particles that could unlock our understanding of the universe—and enable a broad program of physics research for many years to come.
In Memoriam: Dr. Roger W. Boom
It is with great regret that we report the death of Dr. Roger W. Boom, emeritus professor from the University of Wisconsin and mentor and inspiration to a great many leaders in the fields of cryogenic engineering and superconductivity. Dr. Boom’s career spanned more than thirty years during which he was extremely supportive to his … Continue reading In Memoriam: Dr. Roger W. Boom