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Production Of Superfluid Helium Using A Joule-Thomson Expander
Author(s): H. L. Gier
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Paper Abstract

Production of superfluid (4HeII) helium from a reservoir of supercritical helium offers an option in the cooling of instruments and the transfer of helium in a low-g environment. The problem with small Joule-Thomson Expanders (JTX) has been a tendency toward the plugging of capillary expanders. A JTX has been designed using porous plugs as expander elements to reduce the potential for plugging. Superfluid helium has been produced continuously for an hour and a half using unfiltered liquid helium.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1985
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0509, Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments I, (1 February 1985);
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H. L. Gier, Beech Aircraft Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0509:
Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments I
Ramsey K. Melugin, Editor(s)

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