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Fridge update

October 10, 2012

Meanwhile in Leiden they have installed the pulse tube on our first fridge. This is a major component that allows the fridge to operate without consuming liquid helium, in the dry mode. The pulse tube cools the system down to a few Kelvin by running helium in a closed loop. This makes a dilution fridge more like a fridge in your kitchen, a plug-in electrical appliance.

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Photo by Jeremy Levy.

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