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Cryogenics.

McClintock, Peter V. E. (1992) Cryogenics. In: Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology, 2nd edition. Academic Press, San Diego, pp. 663-686.

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Abstract

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. Cryogenic techniques are now being employed in applications as diverse as medicine, rocketry, archeology, and metrology.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 32993
Deposited By: Professor P. V. E. McClintock
Deposited On: 30 Apr 2010 10:03
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 21:49
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/32993

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