Wednesday, July 24, 2019 — 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (M3OrD)
      Session Chairs: Richard Reed, K. Ted Hartwig, Robert Walsh


An informal workshop is hosted consisting of brief presentations and discussion of ongoing and planned worldwide digital library and database efforts related to cryogenic materials – organized by ICMC.

Conference participants are welcome to attend and present questions during the general discussions. 

Workshop objectives are:

  • to learn of ongoing and planned data centers related to cryogenic materials,
  • to consider practicality and synergistic possibilities related to establishment of an international cryogenic materials library and database.

Contributors are as follows:

  • M3OrD-01: Simon Canfer, UK Research and Innovation
    • ABSTRACT: The FuSuMatech Initiative is a dedicated and large scale silo breaking programme which will create a sustainable European Cluster in applied Superconductivity, initiated by 12 academic and industrial partners. One of the Generic R+D actions in Fusumatec is a materials database which plans to provide trusted materials data in a user-friendly format to enable optimum material choices to be made. We envisage an interactive platform to aid designers by providing graphical comparisons of material properties of interest. In Phase 1 (2017-2019), the preparatory phase, we have surveyed the available data sources and European facilities for cryogenic materials testing, and made plans for the next phase, implementation of the database itself and a testing programme to provide up-to-date material properties, for example for materials that have been recently developed.
  • M3OrD-02: Peter Bradley, National Institute of Standards and Technology – Boulder, CO
    • ABSTRACT: Cryogenic operating temperatures place extreme demands on materials which require developers and end users to have accurate, up to date data. In response to numerous inquiries from academia, industry, and other government labs, NIST published a database with predominantly thermophysical properties of solid materials covering the cryogenic range from 4 K up to ambient room temperature, about 300 K. Property data have been collected by various organizations over many years, published in various formats such as internal reports, and often have not been publicly available. NIST provided this critically evaluated data in the form of correlated and re-plotted data covering a wide temperature range using standardized equations referred to as SRD #152. Presently, access to the database is through the Thermodynamic Property Research Center (TPRC) of NIST having moved recently to retain worldwide accessibility. Discussion of current status and updates are presented.
  • M3OrD-03: Sharon George, Springer Nature
  • M3OrD-04: Mary Ann Hellrigel, IEEE History Center
  • M3OrD-05: Werner Huget, Cryogenic Society of America, Inc.
  • M3OrD-06: Zachary Trautt, National Institute of Standards and Technology – Gaithersburg, MD
  • M3OrD-07: Arata Nishimura, National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan
  • M3OrD-08: Dick Reed, Cryogenic Materials, Inc.
  • M3OrD-09: Bob Walsh, Florida State University / National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
  • M3OrD-10: Klaus-Peter Weiss, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology