After 42 years of continued leadership and direction, Laurie and Werner Huget have retired from CSA. For decades, the Hugets have overseen CSA’s day-to-day operations, organized conferences and workshops attended by professionals from around the world and facilitated countless short courses for the cryogenics community. We invite you to continue to send in memories, photos and well-wishes to Laurie and Werner! Please send your notes and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will continue to share them.
Month: March 2021
JanisULT, Formerly Janis Research, Launches New Website
In August 2020, Janis Research Company, LLC (CSA CSM) announced a formal change in company name to JanisULT (a trading name of American ULT Cryogenics, LLC) following the successful sale of their laboratory cryogenics business to Lake Shore Cryotronics (CSA CSM). On March 12, the company announced their updated website, https://www.janult.com/.
IceCube Detection of a High Energy Particle Proves 60-Year-Old Theory
On December 6, 2016, a high energy particle called an electron antineutrino hurtled to Earth from outer space at close to the speed of light carrying 6.3 petaelectronvolts of energy. Deep inside the ice sheet at the South Pole, it smashed into an electron and produced a particle that quickly decayed into a shower of secondary particles. Captured by a massive telescope buried in the Antarctic glacier, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory—the experiment had seen a Glashow resonance event providing another confirmation of the Standard Model of particle physics. The result was published on March 10 in Nature.
From Second Sound to Music: A Special Composition Inspired by Advanced Physics
CSA Board Chairman, Dr. John Weisend II, and composer M.E. Edgerton present a unique representation of advanced physics with a one-of-a-kind musical arrangement based on data produced from advanced particle accelerators.
Improving Cryogenic Pipes to Reduce Wasted Energy, Money at BRUGG
BRUGG (CSA CSM), a leading cryogenic piping company based in Wunstorf, Germany, engineers pipe systems for various industrial applications while minimizing heat leak and saving resources—monetary and otherwise. Where BRUGG’s low temperature applications are only one part of a larger product portfolio, the vast temperature differences between cryogenic and ambient temperatures creates the potential for significant improvements in cryogenic piping.
Chart Industries CEO, Jill Evanko, Talks Hydrogen on #hottakeoftheday
On March 22, Jill Evanko, CEO of Chart Industries (CSA CSM) was interviewed by David Ramsden Wood for an episode of the podcast #hottakeoftheday. Listen to David and Jill’s interview here!
MLI Blankets from Web Industries Improve Commercial Space Offerings
Needs for custom-made, space proven components and systems take on added urgency as launch dates proliferate and space facilities around the world hum with activity. Supply partners like Web Industries (CSA CSM) that offer such components can support space initiatives and help space and satellite companies meet ever-tightening launch deadlines. One component that requires a custom-fabricated approach is multilayer insulation (MLI), often called MLI blankets.
Young Professionals 2021
Young Professionals 2021 introduces outstanding young professionals (under 40 years of age) who are doing interesting things in cryogenics and superconductivity and who show promise of making a difference in their fields.
Ability Engineering Technology Providing Remote Purifier Commissioning, Improved Industrial Gas Abilities
Prompted by the pandemic’s “new normal,” South Holland IL-based Ability Engineering Technology (AET, CSA CSM) has adopted a remote commissioning procedure in response to the pandemic’s continuously changing directives. AET has adopted a remote, data-based training approach to improve their commissioning abilities and product line.
Cryogenic Electronics: Part 1
This is the first part of a two-part article about cryogenic electronics, the operation of electronic devices, circuits and systems at temperatures considerably below the “standard” electronics lower limit of −55° C. Alternative names are cryoelectronics, cold electronics and low-temperature electronics. Presented by Dr. Randall Kirschman.
In Memoriam: Brian Dudley
CSA regrets to report the loss of one of our own. Former Cold Facts editor Brian Dudley passed away peacefully in Tallahassee FL on January 9, 2021. He was 45.