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Cryogenic insulation: range -180°C up to +200°C (93K to 473K)

Cryogenic insulation: range -180°C up to +200°C (93K to 473K)

Cryogenic insulation: range -180°C up to +200°C (93K to 473K)

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Hi,


In a new project to build a medical module I am in need of cooling down an aluminum block to -180°C (93K) and also to heat it up to a minimum of 200°C (473K). Due to the fact that there are other reactors close to this aluminum block I am in need of a good thermal insulation, that can handle these temperatures and at the same time does not require a thick layer to do this. But I have been looking around an could not find a suitable material. Due to space restrictions (the module is not that big) I need everything to be as small and thin as possible. Has anyone got a good idea how to do this, or which material to use?

The dimensions of the aluminum block are 3,5 mm by 3,5 mm by 12 mm.


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RE: Cryogenic insulation: range -180°C up to +200°C (93K to 473K)

Are you at all concerned about condensation inside?
How much heat does the sample generate, if any?
Have you considered the radiant heat load on the block?

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RE: Cryogenic insulation: range -180°C up to +200°C (93K to 473K)

Depending on the layout of your design, you can use vacuum insulation or aerogel. I suggest that you contact the Cryogenic Society of America and ask this same question. www.cryogenicsociety.org/ They can point you toward an expert.

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