A Tribute to Samuel C. Collins: September 28, 1898 – June 19, 1984

  • Joseph L. SmithJr.
  • George Y. RobinsonJr.
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 31)


Sam Collins was a perfect gentleman in the traditional sense. He worked without fanfare and had no time for image building. He wanted his work to speak for itself and his papers were modest descriptions of his major accomplishments. Many of his original ideas were never published; nevertheless they have served as the basis for the achievements of others.


Heat Exchanger Superfluid Helium Turbo Expander Cryogenic Engineer Oxygen Plant 
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    G. Walker, “Cryocoolers,” Vols. I and II, Plenum Press, New York (1983).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    H. R. Barton et al., in: “Advances in Cryogenic Engineering,” Vol. 31, Plenum Press, New York (1986).Google Scholar
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    R. W. Johnson, S. C. Collins, and J. L. Smith, Jr., in: “Advances Cryogenic Engineering,” Vol. 16, Plenum Press, New York (1971), p. 171.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph L. SmithJr.
    • 1
  • George Y. RobinsonJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Cryogenic Engineering LaboratoryMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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