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Forum Cryigenics - At this forum, you will learn

Date and Place

October 7-9, 2015, Karlsruhe, Germany

At this forum, you will learn

  • how low temperatures are achieved in different refrigerator types and how such refrigeration loops are balanced thermodynamically
  • which cryogens and materials are used in cryogenics
  • how to efficiently cool components such as superconductive magnets and which heat transfer characteristics should be considered when using helium
  • which types of insulation are best at which temperature level and depending on the heat generated
  • aspects to consider for the construction an specification
  • which sensors can be used at low temperatures and what kind of control circuits have proven their worth in cryogenics
  • which dangers can arise in dealing with cryogens

Forum Chairman - Dr. Holger Neumann
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institut for Technical Physics

  • Degree and doctorate at the Ruhr-University Bochum
  • Divisional Head Cryogenics at the Institute for Technical Physics at the KIT
  • University Lecture for Thermodynamics at the Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg, Karlsruhe


This cryogenics information and advanced education forum was developed from an annual course in German Language that is held since 44 years. During this time, cryogenics has increased in importance and is increasingly used in many spheres.

This forum imparts a technical introduction:

  • Thermodynamic basics of refrigeration
  • Industrial techniques of refrigeration (liquefaction, refrigeration units, cryocoolers)
  • Thermodynamic properties of cryogens
  • Aspects and techniques of cryogen logistics
  • Basics and techniques for heat transfer to cryogens and for thermal insulation
  • Design techniques and process engineering for the layout of cryogenic-systems and basics and techniques of cryogenic temperature measurement and control circuits
  • Safety aspects and safety provisions for handling cryogens

The following topics concern today's and future large-scale applications in cryogenics:

  • Helium refrigerators and liquefiers
  • Superconducting high field magnets
  • Cryopumps
  • Hydrogen as an alternative fuel

Target Group

  • Natural scientists, engineers and technicians who work with cryogenic facilities
  • Engineers and technicians working for research, development and production who want to be informed about the latest technological developments in this expanding specialist area


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berichtdatum: 01-09-2015

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