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LEGO® block structures as a solution for cryogenic temperature insulation?

British researchers have cooled LEGO® blocks at a temperature of a few mK in an experiment which reveals a possible new application for the material which composes the popular toy.

The English Lancaster University carried out an experiment with LEGO®. A team of ultra-low temperature physicists placed a LEGO® figure and four LEGO® blocks inside a dilution refrigerator.

The machine, which was built in the University, is said to be the most effective re...

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