Category Archives: Helium replacement

Liquid helium-free SRF cavities could make industrial applications practical

Copper/Niobium/NiobiumTin cavity connected to the cryocooler. The building blocks of superconducting accelerators are superconducting radiofrequency (SRF) cavities made primarily from niobium that are combined in a vessel and bathed in liquid helium to reach superconducting temperatures. While a large liquid … Continue reading

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MRI Technology Scoops Southern Award

MR Solutions’ liquid helium free preclinical MRI imaging technology won the Digital Engineering/Technology Award at the Made in the South East Awards evening held at the Hilton Hotel Gatwick at the end of November. These prestigious awards are open to … Continue reading

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Could A Helium Shortage Degrade Weather Forecasts?

While casually browsing Twitter this weekend, I noticed a Tweet that may have been overlooked by many people. However, it immediately worried me. The National Weather Service Boston office tweeted, “Because of an ongoing helium shortage Chathams upper air soundings … Continue reading

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MR Solutions’ Liquid Helium Free PET-MRI System Firmly on The Agenda at WMIC

MR Solutions’ latest liquid helium free PET-MR preclinical imaging system for the molecular research community was the subject of talks and papers on simultaneous PET-MR imaging at the World Molecular Imaging Congress held in Montreal in September. Combined PET-MR imaging … Continue reading

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Silverside Detectors Working With Onshape To Make Nuclear Radiation Sensors

A 3D model of a Silverside neutron detector. Image via Silverside Detectors Silverside Detectors, a Massachusetts-based company specializing in nuclear security, is using tools from Onshape, a cloud-based CAD software provider. The objective is to develop low-cost compact-sized nuclear radiation … Continue reading

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