Chart Industries, Inc. (CSA CSM) announced its agreement to acquire VRV s.p.a. and its subsidiaries, a multinational corporation with facilities for the design and manufacture of equipment serving the cryogenic, energy and petrochemical markets.
Month: September 2018
MagLab Nets $4.2M Grant to Launch Next-generation Superconducting Magnets
The National Science Foundation has awarded $4.2 million to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (CSA CSM) to launch a research and development effort for the next generation of high-field superconducting magnets.
Fermilab Awarded More than $10 million for Quantum Science
The US Department of Energy has awarded scientists at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (CSA CSM) more than $10 million to spur research that could revolutionize scientific understanding of nature and the very way it's investigated.
Cryogenic Cooling of Sensing Devices Conference
Cryogenic Cooling of Sensing Devices, a conference sponsored by SPIE, the international professional society for optics and photonics technology, will be held April 14-18, 2019, at the Baltimore Convention Center, Maryland. Conference chairs are Tonny Benschop, Thales Cryogenics B.V. (Netherlands); Sergey V. Riabzev, RICOR Cryogenic & Vacuum Systems (Israel); and Carl S. Kirkconnell, West Coast … Continue reading Cryogenic Cooling of Sensing Devices Conference
Staying Chill, Even When Disaster Strikes
When most people prepare for a hurricane, they buy food and water. But when scientist Amanda Moors sees one of those big, red, pinwheel-shaped storms appear on the weather map, she buys liquid nitrogen. Moors spends a lot of time thinking about failure. Not career failure or experiment failure, but equipment failure. And that’s where … Continue reading Staying Chill, Even When Disaster Strikes
The ‘Gloo’ Behind James Webb Space Telescope’s Spider Technology
It takes a team of talented individuals working in unison to brainstorm, build and deliver what will become the world’s most powerful space telescope. Marcelino Sansebastian is a Senior Instrument Technician at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, who has been deeply involved with NASA's James Webb Space Telescope since the project began. … Continue reading The ‘Gloo’ Behind James Webb Space Telescope’s Spider Technology
A Superconductor Story with a Twist
There’s a literal disturbance in the force that alters what physicists have long thought of as a characteristic of superconductivity, according to Rice University scientists. Rice physicists Pengcheng Dai and Andriy Nevidomskyy and their colleagues used simulations and neutron scattering experiments that show the atomic structure of materials to reveal tiny distortions of the crystal … Continue reading A Superconductor Story with a Twist
Uganda’s First Cryopreservation Unit is Conserving Banana Diversity
Christopher Bendana of Cornell University's Alliance for Science reports that Uganda’s National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) is using liquid nitrogen to conserve banana cell lines in a pioneering effort that could help researchers striving to combat disease and climate threats. The science of storing tissues in liquid nitrogen, also commonly applied in medical research, is … Continue reading Uganda’s First Cryopreservation Unit is Conserving Banana Diversity
NASA to Partner with US Companies to Develop ‘tipping point’ Technologies
NASA is partnering with US companies to develop "tipping point" technologies that have the potential to significantly benefit the commercial space economy and future NASA missions, including lunar lander and deep space rocket engine technologies. Several of these partnerships involve cryogenics. A technology is considered at a "tipping point" if investment in a ground or … Continue reading NASA to Partner with US Companies to Develop ‘tipping point’ Technologies
Why Cryo-EM is Gaining Popularity in Structural Biology
Cryo-electron microscopy, also known as Cryo-EM, is a technique for visualizing macromolecular structures which has been developed over the last two decades. Shelley Farrar reports that Cryo-EM is a form of transmission electron microscopy which permits samples to be studied at cryogenic temperatures. Biological structures such as ribosomes and mitochondria from pathogens, ion channels and … Continue reading Why Cryo-EM is Gaining Popularity in Structural Biology
Dr. Roger W. Boom: In Memoriam
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 Dr. Roger W. Boom: In Memoriam