A Simple Transfer Tube for Liquid Helium

  • R. T. Swim
  • J. R. Clement
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 6)


This paper describes a transfer tube for liquid helium which is rather simple in concept and easier to construct and use than those described in the literature. Since the advent of the nitrogen-shielded storage dewar for liquid helium, the transfer of liquid from the storage container to an experimental cryostat has become a routine procedure in many laboratories. Recent books by Scott [1] and White [2] discuss the problem of transfer of liquid helium and describe some appropriate transfer lines.


Solder Joint Liquid Helium Rubber Tube Liquid Hydrogen Storage Container 
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  1. 1.
    R.B. Scott, Cryogenic Engineering, Chap, 8, D. Yam Nostrand Company, Inc., Princeton. N.J. (1959).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    G.K. Whie, Experimental Techniques in Low-Temperature Physics, Chap. 2, Orford University Press, London (1959).Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    R. C. Mathewson, Rev, Sci, Instr., Vol. 26, 616 (1955).CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1961

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. T. Swim
    • 1
  • J. R. Clement
    • 1
  1. 1.U.S. Naval Research LaboratoryUSA

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