CryoWorks Names New CEO, Timothy Mast, Jr.

On June 1, California-based CryoWorks, Inc. announced that the company’s board of directors has named Timothy Mast, Jr. as chief executive officer and president, effective immediately. Mr. Mast, Jr. has worked at CryoWorks since 2011 and has served as vice president of operations since February 2019. He succeeds Timothy Mast, Sr. and Donna Mast, who are transitioning into board of director roles.

Canadian-built Laser Chills Antimatter to Near Absolute Zero for First Time

On March 30, the CERN-based ALPHA (Anti-hydrogen Laser Physics Apparatus) collaboration, including team members from TRIUMF, announced the world’s first laser-based manipulation of antimatter, leveraging a made-in-Canada laser system to cool a sample of antimatter down to near absolute zero significantly altering the  landscape of antimatter research and advance the next generation of experiments.

Montana Instruments Introduces CryoCore™ for High-Throughput Electrical and Optical Materials Characterization

This April, Montana Instruments Corporation, a manufacturer of high precision, fully automated closed-cycle optical cryostats, introduced CryoCore™, a new streamlined cryogenic platform built for high-throughput electrical and optical materials characterization. Using advancements in thermal and low vibration design, the cryostat is a low vibration, cryogen-free system that allows users to access cryogenic temperatures from 4.9 K - 350 K.

New Combination of Materials Provides Progress Toward Quantum Computing

In research published June 14 in Nature Communications, engineers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute demonstrated how, when semiconductor materials known as the transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) materials they make are stacked in a particular geometry, the interaction that occurs between particles gives researchers more control over the devices’ properties. Specifically, the interaction between electrons becomes so strong that they form a new structure known as a correlated insulating state.

Baker Hughes, Borg CO2 to Develop Carbon Capture, Storage Hub for Industrial Cluster in Norway

Baker Hughes, an American-based energy technology company, and Borg CO2 AS, a Norwegian carbon capture and storage developer for industrial clusters, announced a collaboration on a carbon capture and storage project to serve as a hub for the decarbonization of industrial sites in the Viken region of Norway. The project aims to capture, liquefy and store up to 90% of the CO2 emissions from the involved industrial sites.

Refrigeration Breakthrough Takes Chinese Quantum Science Near Absolute Zero

China has achieved a breakthrough in self-developed refrigeration equipment – a high-end scientific device that can provide an environment of near absolute zero without using liquid helium. The device lasts longer and is more convenient to use and maintain, compared with traditional cooling machines that use cryogens. The device was developed by the Institute of Physics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).