1st Edition

Cryogenic Engineering
Problem Solutions for Applications

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ISBN 9781138483941
July 15, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
550 Pages 8 Color & 100 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Given rapid changes in technology and of new product launches, goals and applications in cryogenics have changed over the last decade. In order to keep pace with these new technologies, we need to prepare advanced cryogenic solution strategies. Written by leading experts in the field, this book offers scientists and engineers the latest insights in advanced cryogenics. Covering the basics of advanced cryogenics, this book starts out with a detailed review of the latest technology drivers in the field. It then guides the reader through the landscape of cryogenic material properties and through various approaches to applying these materials efficiently in practical cryogenics designs.

Table of Contents

Introduction to cryogenics. Introduction to superconductivity – Principles (advanced). Technology drivers for cryogenics. Superconducting magnet technology. Space cryogenics. High energy physics. Nuclear fusion. Industrial applications. Material properties at cryogenic temperatures. Materials at superconducting temperatures. Mechanical design with materials. Manufacture, construction and assembly of cryogenic components and systems. Cryogenic systems for refrigeration and liquefaction. Refrigeration and cryocooling devices. Measurement systems for cryogenics. Measurement of cryogenic properties. Controlling a cryogenic process.

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Wolfgang Stautner is the most senior and experienced cryogenics engineer at General Electric and works in the Electromagnetics and Superconductivity Laboratory at GE Global Research. He has been active in Industry and Research in the field of cryogenics and superconductivity for 40 years which has resulted in more than 60 publications and to date 65 patent applications. He received his M.Sc. degree in Process Engineering in 1977 and started his career at the Institute of Technical Physics (ITP) of the Karlsruhe Research Center (now KIT), Germany’s largest research facility, where he had the opportunity to learn in depth about cryogenics and superconducting magnet technology while working on the European Tokamak coil for nuclear fusion for the International Large Coil Task program. He was also heavily involved in quench stability considerations and cooldown calculations.

Dr. Pfotenhauer has 90 peer-reviewed publications, one book entitled, "Miniature Joule-Thomson Cryocooling," over 50 presentations including week-long short courses on cryogenics for scientists at NASA and at the US Particle Accelerator School to his credit.