Special Topics in Cryogenics

  • Steven W. Van Sciver
Part of the The International Cryogenics Monograph Series book series (ICMS)


In the preceding discussion, the emphasis has been on bulk helium properties and systems operating in the temperature range above 1 K. However, there are numerous other topics in cyrogenics which do not fall in this general context but still have considerable relevance to the general subject of helium cryogenics. In the present chapter, four topics outside the main focus of this book are reviewed. These topics include (1) thermal insulation systems, (2) the behavior of liquid 3He at very low temperatures, (3) helium adsorption, and (4) the practical aspects of magnetic refrigeration. The review of these subjects is not all-inclusive but rather represents a few areas of potential interest to the general subject of low-temperature phenomena important to the useful application of helium cryogenics.


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  • Steven W. Van Sciver
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  1. 1.University of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA

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