NEWS 23 June 2022

From bathtub to refrigerator

The use of superconducting magnets for high-field magnetic resonance imaging poses a big cooling challenge.


Classic magnet cooling technology comes with operational and environmental issues, related to the venting and refilling of large quantities of helium. These issues are overcome by the Philips BlueSeal micro-cooling technology, which uses only seven litres of helium in a fully sealed system, as described in this Mikroniek article. This is just one step on the technology roadmap towards more patient- and environment-friendly MRI systems. (Image courtesy of Philips)


References

Picometer drift and microrad reproducibility

At the end of May, Settels Savenije hosted a DSPE Knowledge Day dedicated to challenges in nanometrology.

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Order of frictions and stiffnesses…

For lumped systems consisting of different frictions and stiffnesses, there has been confusion in literature about hysteresis curves and virtual play for many decades.

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Make it clean

In mid-April, the second edition of the Manufacturing Technology Conference and the fifth edition of the Clean Event were held together, for the first time, at the Koningshof in Veldhoven (NL).

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