Slush Hydrogen

  • Frederick J. Edeskuty
  • Walter F. Stewart
Part of the The International Cryogenics Monograph Series book series (ICMS)


Although slush hydrogen has been studied for about three decades, its use on a larger scale has become of greater interest because of its importance to aerospace applications such as the National Aero-Space Plane (NASP). This chapter discusses briefly the properties and characteristics of slush hydrogen that can influence the safety of its handling, the nature of potential safety hazards arising from these properties, and the design and operational considerations needed to make safe the operation of slush-hydrogen systems.1 In some cases, the safe handling of slush hydrogen will require the further elucidation of some safety problems. A discussion of safety problems that need further research, either analytic or experimental, or both, is given in Chapter 12.


Solid Fraction Triple Point Thermal Stratification Liquid Hydrogen Solid Hydrogen 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frederick J. Edeskuty
    • 1
  • Walter F. Stewart
    • 1
  1. 1.Los Alamos National Laboratory (Retired)Los AlamosUSA

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