Advances in Thermal Insulation

  • R. H. Kropschot
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 16)


The last two decades have seen marked improvement in thermal insulations for cryogenic applications. Under optimum conditions, extremely low heat flux can be realized. It remains the problem of this decade to utilize these insulations so that optimum conditions are attained. Insulation concepts and material development have advanced beyond our ability to use them in engineering design.


Heat Flux Thermal Insulation Total Heat Flux Insulation System Standard Apparatus 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. H. Kropschot
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  1. 1.Cryogenics DivisionNBS Institute for Basic StandardsBoulderUSA

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