Helpful tips to reduce liquid helium cryogen consumption

By Andy Phillips, Lake Shore Blog

Liquid Helium bottlesOnline — A recent Physics Today issue had an interesting article on the difficulties researchers continue to have with the volatile prices of liquid helium (LHe).

The article noted the steps some have taken to reduce the impact: Large universities are operating centralized helium recovery and liquefaction plants, and others have enrolled in an LHe purchasing program set up by the American Physical Society, American Chemical Society, and U.S. Defense Logistics Agency. (more…)