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  • A Listeria monocytogenes biosensor based on gold nanoparticles

    The innovation is an inexpensive, portable, disposable enzyme-linked immunoabsorbent assay-based biosensing strip that detects L. monocytogenes theough gold particle-modified screen-printed carbon electrodes.

    • Publication date : 2013/05/16
  • ICR2011 highlights: cooling particle detectors

    Cooling systems for particle detectors attracted interest at the IIR’s Congress in Prague in August 2011. These highly specific applications have very strict requirements compared with standard cooling systems: refrigerants should be resistant to...

    • Publication date : 2012/02/21
  • A new cooling technique for superconducting cavities of particle accelerators

    A team of researchers is developing a new method to cool the superconducting cavities of particle accelerators, which could make them more compact.

    • Publication date : 2019/10/30
  • Spacewalkers replace the cooling pumps of the ISS cosmic particle detector

    Two astronauts just finished successfully repairing the cooling pumps of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer fitted to the International Space Station.

    • Publication date : 2020/02/06
  • LHC season 3: cryogenic cooling system upgrade

    The particle accelerator returned to service in 2022 after numerous improvements, including an increase in cryogenic cooling power at point 4. 

    • Publication date : 2022/05/30
    • Subjects: Technology
  • LHC Season 2: new frontiers in physics

    The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) – the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world – is gearing up for its second three-year run

    • Publication date : 2015/05/13
  • Moving a 15m superconductive ring across the United States

    Researchers from 26 institutions around the world are planning a new experiment called Muon g-2 that could influence particle physics.

    • Publication date : 2013/09/05
  • CERN’s LHC on a hunt for Higgs boson

    Two experiments led at CERN, ATLAS and CMS, attempt to discover data hinting at the existence or non-existence of the Higgs boson, a particle which is crucial to the Standard Model in physics.

    • Publication date : 2012/03/09
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    Radiative cooling: smart materials to switch from heating to cooling

    Researchers have developed a radiative thermal management device, composed of several layers of reflective/absorbent materials, capable of switching between heating and cooling...

    • Publication date : 2022/09/28
    • Subjects: Technology
  • The LHC transition to transcritical CO2 cooling technologies

    A new generation of CO2 cooling for a new generation of LHC silicon detectors: a CO2 booster / CO2 evaporative (pumped) system will be adopted to cool the newly designed silicon...

    • Publication date : 2021/09/07
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • Briefs: LHC is thriving

    In November 2009, CERN announced that the LHC was operating again, after the malfunction that led to a halt in September 2008. Experiments have since been performed at up to unprecedented levels of 7 TeV (3.5 TeV per beam). In early November 2010,...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/11
  • 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
  • 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
  • Chillers: efficiency takes off

    Chillers are key refrigerating systems since, according to the Department of Energy, in the US, they account for about 13% of the power consumed by the nation's buildings and 9% of the overall demand for electric power. Examples below illustrate...

    • Publication date : 2008/10/25
  • IIR corporate members news: CERN is 50

    On October 19, 2004, CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research), a corporate member of the IIR, officially celebrated its 50th anniversary in a ceremony attended by many government representatives to pay tribute to the discoveries made by...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/11
  • Nanorefrigerants

    Nanorefrigerants are created by adding nanoparticles in suspension to a base refrigerant. They have a thermal conductivity that is 15% to 104% higher than that of the corresponding...

    • Last update : 2022/06/17
    • Langues : English, French
    • Themes : Nanofluids
  • Cryogenics in the pharmaceutical industry: drug design and bioavailability improvement

    Research activities in the pharmaceutical sector focus primarily on developing novel drug formulations which can elicit the desired response upon being administered to the patient...

    • Last update : 2022/11/21
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Freeze-drying in biology and medicine, Cryobiology, cryomedicine: general information
  • Additive manufacturing of regenerators for caloric cooling

    In many areas of engineering, additive manufacturing allows the production of complex and multifunctional products that could not be manufactured using traditional methods. In the...

    • Last update : 2022/09/16
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Caloric cooling (magnetocaloric, electrocaloric, elastocaloric and barocaloric cooling)
  • Additive manufacturing of heat exchangers

    In the refrigeration industry, additive manufacturing (colloquially referred to as “3D printing”) makes it possible to fabricate novel, complex and potentially more energy efficient...

    • Last update : 2022/09/07
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Evaporators, condensers and other heat exchangers
  • For IIR members only

    Ice cream manufacturing, environmental impact and market data

    From a physico-chemical point of view, ice cream is a complex, frozen multiphase mixture. The manufacturing process includes several stages of freezing which are described in this...

    • Last update : 2022/10/12
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Ice creams