Publications

CSA publications provide valuable reference materials authored by world-leading cryogenic experts. From detailed course notes on major topics to authoritative compilations of terms, they provide necessary tools for researchers, students, scientists and industry professionals. Available in multiple formats including print, digital (USB drive) and CD, as indicated.

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He is for Helium Book CoverHe is for Helium: Defining Cryogenics from ADR to Zero Boiloff

He is for Helium: Defining Cryogenics from ADR to Zero Boiloff
J.G. Weisend II
$75.00


He is for Helium: Defining Cryogenics from ADR to Zero Boiloff
 is a compilation of Dr. John Weisend’s “Defining Cryogenics” columns from Cold Facts magazine. The goal of the book is to provide clear, concise descriptions of words used in cryogenics. Anyone interested in cryogenics and especially useful to those new to the field, be they students, engineers and scientists from other fields or curious members of the general public.

Theory, Modeling and Design of Regenerative Cryocoolers (Digital Files)

CSA Sponsored Short Course at CEC-ICMC 2021
Dr. Ray Radebaugh, NIST, Fellow Emeritus
Course Materials: $125
Course Materials and Recorded Presentations: $225

This course is tailored to those who have a general knowledge of cryocoolers and wish to delve deeper into the operating principles of regenerative cycles represented by Stirling, Gifford-McMahon, and pulse tube cryocoolers. The course begins with the thermodynamic and heat transfer fundamentals necessary for understanding the theory behind regenerative cryocooler operation. Various losses and energy flows, such as enthalpy, entropy, acoustic power, Gibbs free energy, and exergy, in regenerative cryocoolers are discussed in both ideal gas and real gas operating fluids. Phasor analysis is introduced to show how it can provide a simple visual model for the relationship between flow and pressure in various components, such as compressors, displacers, regenerators, heat exchangers, pulse tubes, and inertance tubes. Available numerical modeling software including DeltaE, REGEN3.3, and Sage are explained and discussed in the course. Approaches to the design and optimization of regenerative cryocoolers for various conditions are presented in the final part of the course.

Aspects of Cryostat Design (Digital Files)

CSA Sponsored Short Course at CEC-ICMC 2021
Dr. John Weisend II, European Spallation Source ERIC; CSA Chairman
Course Materials: $125
Course Materials and Recorded Presentations: $225

Cryostats are a fundamental building block of cryogenic systems and successful design and construction of these devices is vital for project success. This half day course covers some of the most important aspects of cryostat design. It illustrates these aspects via examples of real-world cryostats including those from ESS, ILC, LHC and laboratory cryostats. Best practices and references for additional are provided. Topics covered include: Definition of Requirements, Cryostat Materials, Thermal Insulation, Structural Design, Safety Considerations, and Instrumentation.

Getting Started with Cool Fuels: Liquefied hydrogen and natural gas (Digital Files)

CSA Sponsored Short Course at CEC-ICMC 2021
Dr. Jacob Leachman, associate professor, Washington State University
Course Materials: $125
Course Materials and Recorded Presentations: $225

Liquefied hydrogen and natural gas fuels are seeing increased interest due to low carbon content and high energy per weight. However, the cryogenic and flammable nature of these liquid fuels adds considerable difficulty for even seasoned experimentalists. This introductory course covers the basics of project startup with liquefied hydrogen or natural gas including fluid specific information on: 1) Thermophysical properties, 2) Liquefaction and Storage, and 3) Safety Standards and Applications. Participants will leave having completed basic calculations on thermophysical properties, examples for constructing cryogenic test equipment, and processes for developing safety plans. 

Application of Cryocoolers to Superconducting Systems (CD)

CSA-Sponsored Short Course at ASC'08
Dr. Ray Radebaugh, ret. NIST
$106.00
This short course, presented at the 2008 Applied Superconductivity Conference in Chicago, reviews the various types of refrigeration methods currently available to meet the needs of various applications of superconductors. This course is limited primarily to closed-cycle systems, knows as cryocoolers, although their use as reliquefiers is also included in the material.

Cryocoolers and Microcryocoolers (CD)

CSA-Sponsored Short Course at CEC/ICMC '09
Dr. Ray Radebaugh, ret. NIST
$106.00
Dr. Ray Radebaugh, a world-renowned expert on cryocoolers is Group Leader of the Physical and Chemical Properties Division, Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology Boulder. A recipient of the CSA Vance Award and a Cold Facts columnist, he has taught extensively on this subject.

Auxiliary Cryogenic Systems and Components (CD)

CSA-Sponsored Short Course at ASC'08
Tom Peterson, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL)
$106.00
This course includes comprehensive coverage of auxiliary cryogenic systems and components. Focuses on some of the special assemblies required in large-scale liquid helium systems with interface to devices being cooled. Design, procurement and operational experience is also discussed.

Compilation of Dr. Glen McIntosh’s Cold Facts Columns (CD)

Emerging Cryogenics and Cryogenic Concepts
Dr. Glen McIntosh, CEC Collins awardee & founder of McIntosh Cryogenics
$125.00

Dr. Glen McIntosh is a seasoned expert in the field of cryogenics. He has shared his wide range of knowledge and know-how with readers of Cold Facts magazine since 1999. For the first time, we’ve brought together all his columns into an informative and comprehensive collection, available on CD.

Emerging Cryogenics, #1-25
• Highlights in the history of cryogenics, featuring interesting and influential personalities and events that helped to shape the development of cryogenics from the 50s to the present day.

Cryogenic Concepts, #1-12
• Technical tips and problem-solving solutions from this veteran cryogenic engineer. Glen has seen it all and lends his expertise to practical situations that come up in working with cryogenics. This column covers the following topics:

• Cryocooler problems and solutions • Collecting heat and bringing it to the cryocooler • Achieving adequate evacuation for good insulating vacuum • No-moving-parts thermal siphon system • Working data for hydrogen removal using various getter materials • Tips for using shop evacuated equipment • Surface emissivities–calculation guidelines • and much more!

Compilation of Dr. Glen McIntosh’s Cold Facts Columns (Thumb Drive)

Emerging Cryogenics and Cryogenic Concepts
Dr. Glen McIntosh, CEC Collins awardee & founder of McIntosh Cryogenics
$125.00

Same description as above.

2011 Space Cryogenics Workshop Proceedings (CD)

Cryogenic Society of America
$40.00
The 24th Space Cryogenics Workshop was held Wednesday, June 8, 2011, through Friday, June 10, 2011, at the Best Western Coeur d’Alene Inn and Conference Center in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, US.

Foundations of Cryocoolers (CD)

CSA-Sponsored Short Course at ICC17 (2012)
Dr. Ray Radebaugh, ret. NIST, and Dr. Philip Spoor, Chart/Qdrive
$125.00

Course notes from “Foundations of Cryocoolers,” a CSA short course give at the 2012 International Cryocooler Conference in Universal City, CA.

Dr. Ray Radebaugh, consultant to the Physical and Chemical Properties Division, NIST Boulder, is a world-renowned expert in the field of cryogenics. He and Dr. Philip Spoor, Development Engineer at Chart/Qdrive, discuss the latest developments in cryocooler technology and concepts.

This course begins with a study of cryocooler fundamentals, followed by a description of how these principles are used in various types of gas-cycle cryocoolers to achieve temperatures from about 2 K to 150 K.

The operating principles and advantages/disadvantages of the major cryocooler types are discussed. A new area covered in this course focuses on compressors, especially those used for Stirling and pulse tube systems in which an oscillating pressure is required.

Cryogenic Safety (CD)

CSA-Sponsored Short Course given at NASA Glenn Research Center
Wes Johnson, NASA KSC
$125.00

Wes Johnson, Cryogenics Test Laboratory, NASA Kennedy Space Center, has nine years of hands-on experience with liquid nitrogen and other cryogenic fluids. He was co-chair of the 2011 Space Cryogenics Workshop.

This course covers the following topics, as well as others:

• Thermodynamics
• Fluids Safety (Helium, Hydrogen, Oxygen, etc.)
• Nitrogen (general safety)
• Asphyxiation (Oxygen Deprivation)
• Low Temperature
• Over Pressure
• Thermal Expansion

These course notes will help you:
• Feel comfortable handling liquid nitrogen
• Know the major hazards associated with handling liquid nitrogen
• Know the major hazards associated with cryogenic propellants
• Understand methods to mitigate these hazards
• Understand processes to mitigate hazards
• Know where to go for more information

Thermodynamic Fundamentals for Cryogenics (CD)

CSA-Sponsored Short Course at CEC/ICMC '13
Dr. Friedrich Haug, CERN
$106.00
This course is intended to describe fundamentals in thermodynamics with an emphasis on processes and cycles. A brief introduction is given with a historical description of early liquefaction attempts of gases and the physics concepts relevant for thermodynamics are reviewed. Processes and thermodynamic cycles of large and small scale refrigerators/liquefiers including cryocoolers are described, followed by a brief discussion on the methods to reach temperatures below 2K. The course is primarily designed for beginners in the cryogenics field and suited for students and engineers new to the field.

Introduction to Cryogenic Engineering (CD)

CSA-Sponsored Short Course at CEC/ICMC '13
Dr. John Weisend II, ESS, and Tom Peterson, FNAL
$106.00
This course provides a survey of the basics of cryogenic engineering. Topics covered include the following: properties of cryogenic fluids, cryogenic properties of materials, refrigeration and liquefaction, cryostat design, helium II, cryogenic equipment, instrumentation and safety in cryogenic systems. Extensive examples are drawn from the fields of accelerator cryogenics, superconductivity and space cryogenics. There is an emphasis on providing useful data and pointers to additional resources.

Cryocooler Fundamentals and Space Applications (CD)

CSA-Sponsored Short Course at CEC/ICMC '15
Drs. Ray Radebaugh, ret. NIST Boulder, and Ron Ross, ret. NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
$125.00
This CSA Short Course, taught at CEC/ICMC ’15 by internationally recognized experts, started with a study of cryocooler fundamentals, such as thermodynamics and heat transfer, followed by a description of how these principles are used in the various types of gas-cycle cryocoolers to achieve temperatures from about 2K to 150K. A major new part of the course was an in-depth focus on space applications of cryocoolers, presented by Dr. Ron Ross, ret. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The course also covered space cryocoolers and their requirements, integration issues, performance measurements and mission results.
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CSA Sponsored Short Course at CEC-ICMC 2021
Dr. Ray Radebaugh, NIST, Fellow Emeritus
Course Materials: $125
Course Materials and Recorded Presentations: $225