SIGNIFICANT EVENTS - FUTURE FLIGHT PROGRAM
11/03/00

DYNAMX Team Operates Cryogenic Probe

The Critical Dynamics in Microgravity (DYNAMX) team at the University of New Mexico (UNM) has successfully stabilized the prototype cryogenic probe for the DYNAMX experiment near the superfluid transition in 4He. This probe will provide an ultra-stable test-bed for the evaluation of new electronics under development for the LTMPF low temperature facility for ISS. This prototype apparatus has been used over the last three years for the scientific definition of DYNAMX, which has resulted in five major scientific publications during this ground research period. Currently staff members from UNM, JPL, and Ball Aerospace are using this cryogenic test-bed to evaluate new thermometer and heater controller designs for the LTMPF facility.



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