An international project to build the largest physics experiment ever constructed in the United States took a major step forward as a new phase of work began at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota. When completed entirely, a beam of neutrinos will be sent from Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (CSA CSM) straight through Earth’s mantle to Sanford Lab.
Scientists have for some time been planning the post-LHC world at CERN, especially the Future Circular Collider collaboration. FCC members recently discussed and published options for the future large circular collider and more, mixing advancements in physics together with cost and technical challenges.
IEEE Council on Superconductivity is currently accepting nominations for many awards, including its Wong Award, Swerdlow Award, Rosner Award and the IEEE Award for Continuing and Significant Contributions in the Field of Applied Superconductivity.
The Dark Energy Survey's scientific effort to map a portion of the sky in unprecedented detail has come to an end, but the work to learn more about the expansion of the universe has just begun.
DESY is expanding exploration of the universe with a new research division for astroparticle physics. Such physics has developed rapidly in recent years, according to DESY, and the expansion means the agency will soon have four research divisions, including accelerators, photon science, particle physics and astroparticle physics.
The SHI Cryogenics Group (CSA CSM) introduced a new Gifford-McMahon Cryocooler model in January, its highest-capacity 4K cryocooler to date. The advanced cryocooler extends SHI’s existing model range, units already recognized as reliable and versatile systems that feature high cooling capacities, compact designs and orientation-free operation.
An MIT team has turned graphene into a superconducting material that allows electricity to flow without resistance. The scientists achieved this feat by placing one sheet of graphene over another, rotating the other sheet to a special orientation and cooling the ensemble to a fraction of a degree above absolute zero.
Physicists around the world are using experiments to answer fundamental questions, including theoretical models and experimental evidence. The Simons Array is an example of one such experiment, used to observe Cosmic Microwave Background radiation, an afterglow from the universe created when it was just 380,000 years old.
CSA and NASA’s Cryogenics Technical Discipline Team announce the 28th Space Cryogenics Workshop, to be held July 17-19, 2019, at the Heritage Hotel, Southbury CT. All aspects of space cryogenics will be represented, with an emphasis on those related to space exploration.
First explored for cryogenic use in space exploration, ISRU has expanded further and today involves hardware and operations that harness and utilize local in-situ resources to create products and services for robotic and human exploration.
Dr. Jacob Leachman never got to meet Dr. Boom, but says he got to know him through a legacy of accomplishments, including Boom's passion for inspiring students to enter the field.
CERN’s Large Hadron Collider is the world’s most powerful collider with planned operation through the mid 2030s. Therefore, it is timely to design a future collider that could identify physics beyond the standard model and help us explain the open questions about our universe.
CSA board certified results of its 2018 election at the meeting held during the Applied Superconductivity Conference in Seattle.
A team from Ames Laboratory and the University of Alabama Birmingham has discovered a remarkable new state of matter within an iron pnictide superconductor, revealing a laser-induced formation of collective behaviors that compete with superconductivity around 16 K.
SpaceX indicates that a test vehicle for the company’s next-generation launch system could be ready for testing early in 2019. The test hopper will be powered by three of the company’s methane/liquid oxygen engines, units that were "radically redesigned" according to chief executive Elon Musk.
A US military base in Okinawa includes the only cryogenic facility for the US Air Force in Japan, producing and supplying the oxygen and nitrogen necessary to keep US aircraft in the sky. The unit, however, is also known for saving local lives and making ice cream.