By Steven W. Van Sciver (auth.)
Twenty 5 years have elapsed because the unique booklet of Helium Cryogenics. in this time, a large amount of learn and improvement regarding helium fluids has been conducted culminating in different large-scale tasks. in addition, the sphere has matured via those efforts in order that there's now a vast engineering base to help the improvement of destiny projects.
Helium Cryogenics, 2d edition brings those advances in helium cryogenics jointly in an up-to-date shape. As within the unique version, the author's method is to survey the sphere of cryogenics with emphasis on helium fluids. This procedure is extra really expert and basic than that contained in different cryogenics books, which deal with the linked diversity of cryogenic fluids. for this reason, the extent of therapy is extra complicated and assumes a definite wisdom of primary engineering and physics ideas, together with a few quantum mechanics.
The aim in the course of the paintings is to bridge the space among the physics and engineering elements of helium fluids to supply a resource for engineers and scientists to augment their usefulness in low-temperature systems.
Dr. Van Sciver is a uncommon examine Professor and John H. Gorrie Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Florida country college. he's additionally a application Director on the nationwide excessive Magnetic box Laboratory (NHMFL). Dr. Van Sciver joined the FAMU-FSU collage of Engineering and the NHMFL in 1991, starting up and instructing a graduate application in magnet and fabrics engineering and in cryogenic thermal sciences and warmth move. He additionally led the NHMFL improvement efforts of the cryogenic platforms for the NHMFL Hybrid and 900 MHz NMR superconducting magnets. among 1997 and 2003, he served as Director of Magnet technological know-how and know-how on the NHMFL. Dr. Van Sciver is a Fellow of the ASME and the Cryogenic Society of the US and American Editor for the magazine Cryogenics. he's the 2010 recipient of the Kurt Mendelssohn Award.
Prior to becoming a member of Florida kingdom collage, Dr. Van Sciver was once study Scientist after which Professor of Nuclear Engineering, Engineering Physics and Mechanical Engineering on the college of Wisconsin-Madison from 1976 to 1991. in the course of that point he additionally served because the affiliate Director of the utilized Superconductivity heart. Dr. Van Sciver bought his PhD in Low Temperature Physics from the college of Washington-Seattle in 1976. He bought his BS measure in Engineering Physics from Lehigh collage in 1970.
Dr. Van Sciver is writer of over 2 hundred courses and patents in low temperature physics, liquid helium know-how, cryogenic engineering and magnet expertise. the 1st variation of Helium Cryogenics used to be released via Plenum Press (1986). the current paintings is an replace and growth of that unique undertaking.
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2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Storage and transport of gases Separation of gases Biological and medical applications Altering material properties by reduced temperature Electronics Superconductivity Large-quantity storage and transport of gases are best achieved with the help of cryogenics. It is much more efficient from the standpoint of total weight, to transport cryogenic fluids in the liquid state rather than as a pressurized gas. Furthermore, the gases evolved from a storage dewar can maintain a lower impurity content than is common in high-pressure gas storage.
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