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  • 2014 worldwide helium market

    Currently, the US has the largest market for helium demand market, consuming approximately 32% of the total volume; Asia represents the second largest market with 31% of worldwide demand.

    • Publication date : 2015/11/12
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Cryotherapy can successfully help treat recurrent mesothelioma.

    Radiologists at University of California recently showed that cryoablation can destroy tumour cells in patients recurrent pleural mesothelioma.

    • Publication date : 2017/03/28
  • Rare earths for spatial measurements.

    Researchers from ECA-INAC developed a small cryorefrigerator, replacing liquid helium by a more efficient rare-earths based material.

    • Publication date : 2014/11/27
  • Rare earths for spatial measurements

    Researchers from CEA-INAC developed a small cryorefrigerator, replacing liquid helium by a more efficient rare-earths based material.

    • Publication date : 2015/05/06
  • World’s most powerful MRI machines push the limits of human imaging

    Latest MRI machines, developed in the US and in France and designed to operate under ultra-high magnetic strength thanks to giant superconducting magnets, should notably allow major advances in the understanding of neurological diseases.

    • Publication date : 2019/02/28
  • Axima Refrigeration France

    There are only 12 helium production sites in the world, essentially located in the USA, Algeria and Australia. Axima Refrigeration France, a corporate member of the IIR, has supplied equipment to Qatar as part of one of the largest helium recovery...

    • Publication date : 2005/10/26
  • Supercooling the LHC

    CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the new research instrument of the world's elementary particle physics community. This discovery-making machine will explore the structure of matter and basic forces of nature on a scale never attained before....

    • Publication date : 2007/02/12
  • Cryogenics 2019: NICA project aims at studying the state of matter existing shortly after the Big Bang

    NICA project for a new superconducting accelerator complex in Russia attracted a lot of interest during IIR Cryogenics conference in Prague, in April 2019.

    • Publication date : 2019/06/28
  • Cryogenics: Energy Saving for Cryogenic Systems

    The Cryogenics Group in the Accelerator Engineering Department of the Accelerator Division of Thomas Jefferson's National Accelerator Facilities has discovered a way of cutting the energy consumption of the compressors involved in cryocooling. The...

    • Publication date : 2007/05/04
  • LHC accelerating science

    The first beam in the Large Hadron Collider at CERN was steered around the full 27 km of the world's most powerful particle accelerator on September 10, 2008, in Geneva. Beams of protons circulating in opposite directions are to be brought into...

    • Publication date : 2008/10/25
  • Briefs: Cryogen-Expo

    Cryogen-Expo will take place on November 11-13, 2008 in Pavilion No 5, Expocentre Fairgrounds, in Moscow, Russia. This major exhibition held under the auspices of the IIR, the International Academy of Refrigeration and the Ukrainian Association of...

    • Publication date : 2008/08/12
  • Sound waves to chill ice cream

    On April 15, 2004, Earth Day, Ben & Jerry's announced the development of an environmentally friendly thermoacoustic chilling prototype. Following a company-wide audit of Ben & Jerry's refrigeration uses and its impact on the environment,...

    • Publication date : 2004/07/27
  • Sound waves to chill ice cream

    On April 15, 2004: "Earth Day", Ben & Jerry's ice-cream producers announced the development of an environmentally friendly thermoacoustic chilling prototype. Following a company-wide audit of Ben & Jerry's refrigeration uses and its impact...

    • Publication date : 2004/05/25
  • Cryogenics: A new cryocooler

    A new cryocooler has been demonstrated at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that combines small-size, rapid cooling, low temperatures and high efficiency. It is a "pulse tube" design that uses oscillating helium gas to...

    • Publication date : 2007/05/04
  • Huge-scale cryogenics: ITER

    The ITER fusion project is the world's largest, international effort at developing an energy-positive experimental fusion reactor involving the People's Republic of China, the European Union and Switzerland, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • Member news: Latest news from Air Liquide

    Air Liquid inaugurates a low-carbon hydrogen production unit and promotes the development of helium refrigeration. 

    • Publication date : 2021/02/23
  • Conference update: Prague

    Cryogenics 2008 will cover liquid helium and hydrogen technology, superconductivity, separation of air, natural gas and other cryogenic gases, liquefaction, storage and transport and application of low temperatures and air gases in industry and...

    • Publication date : 2007/11/20
  • Conference update: Prague

    Cryogenics 2008, to be held in Prague on April 22-25, 2008, will cover liquid helium and hydrogen technology, superconductivity, separation of air, natural gas and other cryogenic gases, liquefaction, storage and transport and application of low...

    • Publication date : 2008/02/12
  • Appointments: Dr Philippe Lebrun

    Dr Philippe Lebrun was awarded an honorary doctorate by Wroclaw University of Technology (Poland), where he was invited to deliver the inaugural lecture of the academic year 2007-2008, entitled "Advanced technology from and for basic science:...

    • Publication date : 2008/02/12
  • Conference update: Bratislava

    Cryogenics 2010 will take place on April 26-29, 2010, in Bratislava, Slovak Republic. The main themes are helium cryogenics; superconductivity and cryogenic physics; liquefaction and separation of industrial gases and natural gas and the...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • International events: Shanghai and Prague

    Two important Conferences on cryogenics took place in April 2008: the IIR co-sponsored conference ICCR2008 in Shanghai, China on April 6-9 and the IIR conference Cryogenics 2008 in Prague, Czech Republic, on April 22-25. The history of cryogenics...

    • Publication date : 2008/08/12
  • Winners of the IIR Scientific Awards 2019 revealed

    This time round, the IIR received a record number of applications and submissions to its various awards and is delighted to announce the winners.

    • Publication date : 2019/04/15
  • The latest news on refrigeration conferences

    Call for abstracts, Early Bird registration, get the latest!

    • Publication date : 2015/10/20
  • IIR conference activities in 2016 show a promising choice of events

    IIR conference activities in 2016 show a promising choice of events covering cutting edge refrigeration themes from refrigerants to energy issues; from cold chain sustainability to new refrigeration technologies.

    • Publication date : 2016/03/02
  • Check out the upcoming cutting edge IIR events for 2016

    IIR conference activities in 2016 show a promising choice of events.

    • Publication date : 2015/12/16
  • See what's in our events calendar for 2016!

    ICR2015 may be over, but the IIR’s conference activities in 2016 show a promising choice of events covering cutting-edge refrigeration themes from refrigerants to energy issues; from cold chain sustainability to new refrigeration technologies.

    • Publication date : 2015/09/02
  • Activities of the IIR’s Commission A2 on Liquefaction and Separation of Gases

    The problems related to thermodynamic optimization and new technologies in liquefaction and separation of gases are actual and critical for many branches of modern industry, power generation and medicine.

    • Publication date : 2014/03/07
  • IIR member news: Linde

    Linde Kryotechnik cryogenic company has developed a groundbreaking refrigeration system used to cool extreme temperatures in an experiment to create fusion fuel.

    • Publication date : 2016/05/18
  • Cryogenics and Low-Temperature Physics: New Horizons and Challenges

    This Focus written by Ralf Herzog*, President of the IIR’s Cryophysics, Cryoengineering commission (Commission A1) for the Newsletter of the IIR is the third in a series of presentations of the activities and hot research topics handled by the...

    • Publication date : 2012/09/21