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Cryocoolers 8

  • R. G. RossJr.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Space Stirling Cryocooler Developments

    1. W. J. Horsley, E. F. Hicks, W. C. Kiehl, D. W. Simmons, D. J. Taylor, E. E. Wells et al.
      Pages 23-33
    2. Masakuni Kawada, Hiroyuki Fujisada
      Pages 35-46
    3. L. Duband, A. Ravex, P. Rolland
      Pages 47-53
    4. T. C. Nast, P. J. Champagne, D. Isaac, G. M. Pryor, R. L. von Savoye, L. G. Naes
      Pages 55-67
    5. T. Fukuda, T. Tsuchiya, M. Ishii, T. Takakusagi, M. Furukawa
      Pages 77-84
    6. L. G. Naes, G. M. Pryor, I. E. Spradley, D. Isaac, R. L. von Savoye, L. M. Sparr
      Pages 85-92
  3. 20–50K Two-Stage Stirling Cryocoolers

    1. H. Carrington, W. J. Gully, M. Hubbard, C. Varner, P. Arter
      Pages 93-102
    2. W. D. Stacy, W. R. Baschnagel, D. B. Lussier
      Pages 103-112
  4. Low-Cost Tactical Stirling Cryocoolers

    1. R. M. Rawlings, C. E. Granger III, G. W. Hinrichs
      Pages 121-127
    2. G. T. Smedley, R. G. Ross Jr., D. M. Berchowitz
      Pages 149-161
    3. Leroy Sparr, Michelle Sartor, Robert Boyle, Stuart Banks, Edward James
      Pages 163-172
  5. Stirling Cryocooler Performance Comparisons

    1. G. T. Smedley, G. R. Mon, D. L. Johnson, R. G. Ross Jr.
      Pages 185-195

About this book


The last few years have witnessed a substantial maturing of long life Stirling-cycle cryocoolers built upon the heritage of the flexure-bearing cryocoolers from Oxford University, and have seen the emergence of mature pulse tube cryocoolers competing head-to-head with the Stirling cryocoolers. Hydrogen sorption cryocoolers, Gifford-McMahon cryocoolers with rare earth regenerators, and helium Joule-Thomson cryocoolers have also made tremendous progress in opening up applications in the 4 K to 10 K temperature range. Tactical Stirling cryocoolers, now commonplace in the defense industry, are finding application in a number of cost­ constrained commercial applications and space missions, and are achieving ever longer lives as they move to linear-drive, clearance-seal compressors. Building on this expanding availability of commercially viable cryocoolers, numerous new applications are being enabled; many of these involve infrared imaging systems, and high­ temperature superconductors in the medical and communications fields. The vibration sensitivity of many of the infrared and medical imaging applications has led to the recognition that cryocooler-generated vibration and EMI is a critical performance parameter for these applications. In response, advanced closed-loop active vibration control systems have been developed and are being delivered to their first users. Application experiments, designed to explore, troubleshoot and resolve product integration issues, are occurring on an ever widening front, particularly in the fields of infrared imaging and spectroscopy, gamma-ray spectroscopy, and high-temperature superconductor applications. An important lesson is that integrating cryogenic systems requires care and thoughtfulness in a broad range of engineering and scientific disciplines.


Pet Superconductor Vibration cryogenics development earth experiment fields hydrogen sorption spectroscopy system temperature

Editors and affiliations

  • R. G. RossJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Jet Propulsion LaboratoryCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cryocoolers 8
  • Editors Ronald G. Jr. Ross
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-44913-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-9890-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4757-9888-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 961
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Condensed Matter Physics
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