History and origins of cryogenics

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Published by Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press in Oxford, Oxford, New York .

Written in English

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  • Low temperature engineering.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

Statementedited by Ralph G. Scurlock.
SeriesMonographs on cryogenics ;, 8
ContributionsScurlock, R. G.
LC ClassificationsTP482 .O75 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiv, 653 p. :
Number of Pages653
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1564473M
ISBN 100198548141
LC Control Number91046151

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This book describes the origins and history of cryogenics through the eye-witness accounts of world leaders in the field. An introductory chapter by the editor creates a framework for the rest of the volume. From the first demonstrations in of the liquefaction of oxygen by Cailletet in Paris and Pictet in Geneva, the expanding science and technology of low temperatures, or cryogenics, has developed an international identity of its own.

Describes the international history of the rapid expansion in the science and technology of low temperature, or cryogenics, since the first liquefaction History and origins of cryogenics book oxygen in The contributors cover national histories, early centres of excellence and the pioneering cryogenic industries.

The idea that a person could be frozen and then brought back to life when the technology had evolved far enough originated with the book "The Prospect of Immortality," written by physics teacher Robert Ettinger in The word "cryonics" is derived from the Greek term for "cold."Author: Stephanie Watson.

In while in the hospital for his battle wounds, Ettinger discovered that research in the area of cryogenics was being done by French biologist Jean Rostand; Ettinger wrote a short story elucidating the concept of human cryopreservation as a pathway to more sophisticated future medical technology: in effect, a form of one-way medical time travel.

Books shelved as cryogenics: Noggin by John Corey Whaley, The Curiosity by Stephen P. Kiernan, When We Wake by Karen Healey, CryoBurn by Lois McMaster Bu. History of cryogenics: the epoch of the pioneers from the beginning to the year Histoire de la cryogénie: l'époque des pionniers du début jusqu'en Author links open overlay panel Wolfgang Foerg 1.

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cryogenic industry. Today, several hundred engineers and specialists work at Linde for the worldwide sale and con-tract execution of plants that recover the air constituents oxygen and nitrogen as well as various rare gases.

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With a background in the heat treating industry, Busch founded a company in Detroit called CryoTech in [8] which merged with Below in to become the world's largest and oldest commercial cryogenic processing company.

The field of cryogenics made advancements during the second world war when scientists discovered that metals subjected to low temperatures displayed more resistance to wear and tear. Based on this theory of cryogenic hardening, the commercialization of cryogenic processing began in the late s.

Ina businessman called Ed Busch founded a company CryoTech in Detroit. A cryogenic experiment or system is normally dominated by the need to get something cold and keep it cold, with other elements of the design subservient to that.

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We’ve traced the history of cryogenics as far back as the s, when the Junkers Company in Germany used it on for military airplane components. According to ex-Junkers engineer Adolph Luerker, who immigrated to the US after the war, it was a vital part of the engineering that went into their reliable Jumo 1, HP V aircraft engine.

Cryogenics: History & Overview Cryogenics is a study that is of great importance to the human race and has been a major project for engineers for the last years. Cryogenics, which is derived from the Greek word kryos meaning “Icy Cold,” is the study of matter at low temperatures.

Cryogenics is the world's leading journal focusing on all aspects of cryoengineering and cryogenics. Papers published in Cryogenics cover a wide variety of subjects in low temperature engineering and research.

Among the areas covered are: Applications of superconductivity: magnets, electronics, devices; Superconductors and their properties. Cryogenics, production and application of low-temperature phenomena.

The cryogenic temperature range has been defined as from − °C (− °F) to absolute zero (− °C or − °F), the temperature at which molecular motion comes as close as theoretically possible to ceasing completely. Cryogenic. History and Origins of Cryogenics: Ralph G.

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The word cryogenics has its origin in the Greek language where “kryos” means frost or cold and “gen” is a common root for the English verb to by: 2. Ancient Origins articles related to cryogenics in the sections of history, archaeology, human origins, unexplained, artifacts, ancient places and myths and legends.

(Page of tag cryogenics). Cryogenian Period, second of three periods of the Neoproterozoic Era of geologic time, extending from approximately million to approximately million years ago. The Cryogenian Period followed the Tonian Period (which lasted from 1 billion to about million years ago) and was succeeded by.

­Cryonics is the practice of preserving human bodies in extremely cold temperatures with the hope of reviving them sometime in the future. The idea is that, if some­one has "died" from a disease that is incurable today, he or she can be "frozen" and then revived in the future when a Author: Stephanie Watson.

The controlled destruction of tissue by freezing is today widely practised in medicine. Terms for it include cryotherapy, cryocautery, cryocongelation and cryogenic surgery, but cryosurgery (literally, cold handiwork) seems most appropriate.

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There are two broad camps of thought, one that identifies the genre's roots in early fantastical works such as the Sumerian Epic of. The concept of cryonics was introduced in by the Founder of the Cryonics Institute, Robert Ettinger, in his landmark book "The Prospect of Immortality."Cryonics involves cooling a recently deceased person to liquid nitrogen temperatures in order to keep the body preserved indefinitely.

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Publication Date: 03/ Category: Engineering (General) Origin: STI: NASA/STI Keywords. The concept has roots in cryogenic technology, but is a ctually referred to as “cryonics”, and the scientific community generally considers it to be more science fiction than science fact.

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Alcor’s founders, Fred and Linda Chamberlain, explain the origin of Alcor's name. From Cryonics, August In September ofwe were asked to come up with a name for a rescue team for the Cryonics Society of California (CSC).

CRYOGENIC Meaning: "of or involving very low temperatures,"from cryo- "freezing" + -genic "having to do with See definitions of cryogenic. Robert Ettinger, Saul Kent and Mike Darwin are arguably the three individuals who had the most powerful impact on the early history of cryonics.

Having experimented with the effects of cold on organisms from the time he was a child, Darwin learned of cryonics at the Indiana State Science Fair in Cryogenics definition is - a branch of physics that deals with the production and effects of very low temperatures. cryogenics definition: 1. the scientific study of very low temperatures and how to produce them 2.

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