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Cryogenic Engineering and Cryocooler Development in Japan

  • Yoshihiro Ishizaki
Part of the The International Cryogenics Monograph Series book series (ICMS)


The first helium liquefier in Japan was an ADL Collins liquefier installed at Tohoku University in 1952. The first successful helium liquefier built in Japan was a cascade-type machine which produced liquid helium in 1954. The liquefier was constructed at the University of Tokyo under the supervision of K. Oshima with the support of the Japan Oxygen Co. This was the start of a period during which significant advances were made in the field of solid state physics and its applications. In connection with the rapidly growing activities, many helium liquefiers were imported not only for basic research at universities but also in industry. During this period about fifty liquefiers of the Collins type were built at several companies in Japan.


Heat Exchanger Refrigeration System Valve Stem Maglev Train Turbo Expander 
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  • Yoshihiro Ishizaki
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  1. 1.247 KamakuraJapan

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