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2011-05-18 08:46:50

Alternative explanation for exotic state of matter posited in new Science paper The long-held, but unproven idea that helium-4 enters into an exotic phase of matter dubbed a "supersolid" when cooled to extremely low temperatures has been challenged in a new paper published recently in Science. Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers Alexander Balatsky and Matthias Graf joined Cornell University physicist J.C. S©amus Davis and others in describing an alternative explanation for...

2011-03-23 14:30:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) announced today the signing of a long-term contract with Genesis Medical Imaging, Inc., one of the United States' largest independent MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) service providers based in Huntley, Illinois. Under the agreement, Air Products will supply its KeepCOLD® Cryogenic Services product offering for approximately 150 magnets currently installed by Genesis for MRI scans at medical...

2008-07-21 15:00:56

The Linde Group, a world leader in the production and supply of helium, through its Australian subsidiary, BOC, has begun construction on Australia's first helium plant, located in Darwin, Northern Territory. This will be the first helium plant in the southern hemisphere, supplying all of Australia's domestic helium needs as well providing capacity for export to New Zealand and to Asian markets. Linde's Darwin plant will produce some 150 million cubic feet a year of helium - enough to...

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2005-02-12 09:10:00

JPL -- It was music to the ears of physicists at the University of California, Berkeley, when they forced liquid helium-4 through thousands of tiny holes and heard a whistling sound. Why the big fuss about an odd sound? It seems this breakthrough might eventually lead to enhanced earthquake studies and more accurate navigation systems, including the Global Positioning System (GPS). It all starts with one slippery liquid helium-4. Ultra-cold helium-4 becomes a superfluid, meaning it flows...


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