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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Is this the final run in the quest for the Higgs Boson?

    In March 2012, physicists from Fermilab’s Tevatron collider near Chicago announced that data collected could suggest the existence of the Higgs boson. Furthermore, the results coincide with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) results released by CERN...

    • Publication date : 2012/05/23
  • Out of the ordinary: ATLAS LEGO® model

    As part of an outreach project at the Niels Bohr Institute Sascha Mehlhase recently designed and built a model of the ATLAS experiment in LEGO® bricks. It illustrates all details, from the muon and magnet system to the innermost pixel...

    • Publication date : 2012/04/24
  • China's proposal to phase down HFCs

    The Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment has presented a plan to phase down HFCs in line with the requirements of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol. The country has not yet ratified...

    • Publication date : 2020/06/26
    • Subjects: Regulation, HFCs alternatives
  • Reduce refrigerant leaks in supermarkets

    Refrigerant leaks are a recurring problem, particularly in the commercial refrigeration sector. An American initiative aims to identify the main causes of leaks and to propose solutions to reduce...

    • Publication date : 2021/12/15