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Cryogenic Temperature Sensing

The following introduction to cryogenic temperature sensors is based of LakeShore Cryotronic’s available sensor packages. Much of the information in this post is from their appendices, technical information, and specification pages. General information about the sensors should be accurate for all manufacturers, but specific details about a sensor may not be. For more information, see LakeShore’s website or their Appendix B, D, or E.

Types of cryogenic temperature sensors are as follows:

Diodes: Diodes are semiconductor based temperature sensors … » More …

Vortex Tubes – Cooling without moving parts

The focus of my current research is looking at the possibility of using a vortex tube for efficient cooling of low temperature hydrogen. Our first commercial vortex tubes [1] to be used in testing arrived the other day, so I wanted to post a little demo of how this tech works to separate hot and cold gasses from a pressurized input stream.


First, let me give a brief introduction to what happens inside a vortex tube. As you can … » More …

HYPER – Technical Information

As a resource for the future of the HYPER lab, and as a service to other researchers looking for helpful information, advice, and technical knowledge, a new Technical Information section has been added to the website. Here you will be able to find explanations of the technical aspects of hydrogen research, as well as descriptions of what we’ve found to be best practices for a variety of common engineering problems. All information is from the first hand experience of lab members, and describes what we’ve found to be useful.