Category Archives: Helium application

GAWDA Annual Convention Recap Part Two: Helium Shortage Set To Ease In 2020

Helium expert Phil Kornbluth told the GAWDA (Gases and Welders Distributors Association) 2019 Annual Convention that the current helium shortage should begin to ease late next year. Kornbluth, President of Kornbluth Helium Consulting and a member of the gasworld Editorial … Continue reading

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NASA Launches A New Planet-hunting Telescope Using A Giant Balloon

A new telescope will seek out planets that resemble Earth from a height of around 125,000 feet, using special optical technology that will filter out light from the stars they orbit to provide a better view. The telescope is the … Continue reading

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My Favourite Nobel Prize: Opening A New Chapter In Low-temperature Physics

With the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics due to be announced on Tuesday 8 October, Physics World journalists pick their favourite Nobel awards from the past. Here Michael Banks argues the case for the 1913 prize for liquifying helium Cold … Continue reading

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New Method For Detecting Quantum States Of Electrons

Quantum computing harnesses enigmatic properties of small particles to process complex information. But quantum systems are fragile and error-prone, and useful quantum computers have yet to come to fruition. Researchers in the Quantum Dynamics Unit at the Okinawa Institute of … Continue reading

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Helium Microscope Allows Scientists To Get A True Picture

Professor Paul Dastoor and Dr Andrew Jardine, along with Life Fellow Dr William Allison and several Fitzwilliam College students, have invented a new microscope that takes images using helium atoms instead of light. The Fitzwilliam College Fellows explain why. Professor … Continue reading

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