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Hyper-Cryogenic Laboratory

Hyper-Cryogenic Laboratory

In 1969, the physics teaching group in the Kobe University of Mercantile Marine began making a helium liquefier (a cascade-type liquefier: liquefaction capacity of about 1 liter / h).

In 1976, the Hyper-Cryogenic Laboratory was established and a helium liquefier (liquefaction capacity, 12 liter / h) manufactured by CTI was installed. In 1994, the equipment was updated to the current helium liquefier. The Hyper-Cryogenic Laboratory was badly damaged in the 1995 Kobe Earthquake, but the liquefaction system did not suffer major damage and in 1996 it was transferred to the newly constructed Hyper-Cryogenic Laboratory.

In 2003, following the integration of Kobe University and Kobe University of Mercantile Marine, it was newly launched as the Kobe University Faculty of Maritime Sciences Hyper-Cryogenic Laboratory.

The operations and maintenance of the liquefier is carried out by the Superconductivity Science Research Lab of the Power Environment Science Course, the Faculty of Maritime Sciences.

Helium liquefaction system Introduced in 1994