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McClintock, Peter V. E. (1987) Cryogenics. In: Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology. Academic Press, San Diego, pp. 825-847.

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Cryogenics is the science and technology of very low temperatures. Although there is no hard and fast definition of where ordinary refrigeration gives way to cryogenics, it is customary to consider the dividing line as being at ~ 100K. Of particular scientific interest and importance are the cryogenic phenomena of superconductivity (below -20 K) and superfluidity (below -2 K), for which no known analogues exist in the everyday world at room temperature.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 32988
Deposited By: Professor P. V. E. McClintock
Deposited On: 30 Apr 2010 09:55
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2015 05:11
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