A Fast Cool-Down J-T Minicryocooler

  • J. K. Xie
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 29)


Geist and Lashmet1 in 1959 discussed design criteria for miniature open cycle Joule-Thomson refrigerators and developed an early working model. Subsequently, several other models have been developed2 and their utilization appears to be widespread. Despite deficiencies such as low efficiency and the requirement of a high-pressure gas source, J-T minicryocoolers have the advantages of compactness, low cost, and the ability to achieve low temperatures very quickly. Accordingly, they have attracted much attention.


Heat Exchanger Cryogenic Engineer Bare Tube Liquid Container Heat Transfer Loss 
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  1. 1.
    J. M. Geist and P. K. Iashmet, ins “Advances in Cryogenic Engineering, Vol. 5, “Plenum Press, New York (1960), P. 324.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    R. B. Currie, in: “Advances in Cryogenic Engineering, Vol. 12”, Plenum Press, New York (1967), P. 557.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. K. Xie
    • 1
  1. 1.Academia SinicaShanghai Institute of Technical PhysicsShanghaiChina

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