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CCD7-2016: The 7th Cryogenic Cluster Day

20 September 2016

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Cryogenic Cluster Day 7, on Tuesday Sep 20, will follow the pattern of previous years, comprising seminar sessions, table-top trade show, posters and lab visits. Supported by STFC with a contribution from exhibitors, it is free for delegates - with an expected attendance of around 120 - one of the best days in the British Cryogenics Calendar [see this 'history' of the event]!

Here’s where to register, so we get your details for badging and catering, and you get detail joining instructions before the day.


Speakers at previous cryogenic cluster events
(Credit: STFC)

Opening seminar session

Cluster Day this year will open with a talk by Rutherford Legend Dr Martin Wilson, who led the team working at Rutherford Appleton on filamentary superconducting wires for accelerators, who invented Rutherford Cable in 1972. Honeywell Hymatic will give another talk on technology from Rutherford Appleton, in the form of the Oxford Cooler and technology transfer under licence. Then for something completely different from Assistant Professor Agnieszka Piotrowska from Wroclaw University - on Cryotherapy, in which Poland is a leader.


Poster session


Poster session from previous cluster day events
(Credit: STFC)

Last year’s winner of the Poster Competition - Diveena Danabalan from Durham University - has recently been making headline news with sensational discovery of helium in Tanzania. Diveena is returning to bring us up to date. Adriano Sciacovelli at the University of Birmingham will present on Liquid Air Energy Storage, and Tristan Valenzuela from RAL Space on laser cooling support to the Quantum Sensing Technology Hub in Birmingham. Dearman Engine will be exhibiting a ‘Liquid Air Engine’ [powered by liquid nitrogen].



This year we’re delighted to welcome exhibitors returning from previous years and others joining us for the first time, including:

Pictures from previous cluster day exhibitions
(Credit: STFC)

It’s not too late to exhibit, but anyone wishing to join should register here fast!

Lab visits

This year’s optional lab visits will include the brand new helium recovery facility at the ISIS neutron source as well as the Cryogenics Lab [where cryocoolers featuring in the Honeywell Hymatic talk are developed].

Closing seminar session

Having begun the day with Rutherford Cable, Jerome Fleiter from CERN - the biggest users of it on the planet - will give us a look at the future for this iconic invention. Professors Graham Machin from NPL and Martin Freer from Birmingham University will give two of this year’s closing talks - Graham on the latest developments in the project on Implementing the ‘New Kelvin’ and Martin on ‘Doing Cold Smarter’, the Thermal stream of the Midlands Energy Research Accelerator, and associated funding.

It would be great to have you join us on Cluster Day this year, with registration from 9.30 and first talks at 10. Register to attend or get in touch to submit posters.




View a selection of photographs taken from the day via the link below.

CCD7-2016 Images

Speakers at previous cryogenic cluster events
(Credit: STFC)

Last updated: 29 May 2019


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