Device aids cryogenic research

Cryogenics, the study of materials at very low temperatures, will be boosted by Oxford Instruments’ LowLoss transfer tube, which cuts helium gas consumption in continuous flow cryostat systems by more than 50%, allowing for cheaper operation. It uses the relatively cold gas (20 30K) returning from the cryostat to create a cold sleeve around the […]

Cryogenics, the study of materials at very low temperatures, will be boosted by Oxford Instruments’ LowLoss transfer tube, which cuts helium gas consumption in continuous flow cryostat systems by more than 50%, allowing for cheaper operation. It uses the relatively cold gas (20 30K) returning from the cryostat to create a cold sleeve around the helium inlet, cutting heat radiation to the incoming helium and lowering component temperatures. This enables the cryostat to operate indefinitely at temperatures as low as 2K.