The Use of Liquid Nitrogen in Albany Laboratory Research


Noble Gas Solutions has been providing PurityPlus® liquid nitrogen for Albany-area laboratory use from the beginning. What makes this commodity so beneficial in all kinds of laboratory activities – most notably as a refrigerant – is its ability to maintain temperatures significantly lower than the freezing point of water.

An earlier blog we’ve posted describes the use of nitrogen in food processing. In its dense, readily movable liquid form (which needn’t be pressurized), we deliver it for such laboratory applications as …

  • cryogenics – encompassing the realization and study of low temperature extremes and how materials behave at such temperatures;
  • cryonics – the long-term protection of biological tissue (blood, reproductive cells, surgical samples, even human bodies) at exceptionally low temperatures in order to revive them and reanimate them at a later date; also as a way to cryoconserve genetic assets;
  • energy storage (acting as a “vehicle” for it);
  • making all kinds of scientific detection instruments work with greater efficiency; and
  • creating lower pressures in laboratory vacuum systems.

As a coolant, liquid nitrogen is most often employed by the laboratories we serve …

  • to effect superconductivity in high-temperature superconductors;
  • to sustain the liquid helium cooling systems of high-field superconducting magnets, on the order of those used in nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers and magnetic resonance imaging systems, at an exceedingly low temperature;
  • in cooling baths and other testing situations designed to induce especially low-temperature chemical reactions;
  • in vacuum-pump traps; and
  • in astronomy cameras that make use of CCD image sensors.

These examples, as all-encompassing as they are, hardly scratch the surface of liquid nitrogen’s use in the laboratory. Our Albany customers frequently have their own, unique uses for it, just as they do for nitrogen in its gaseous state – which, of course, we also supply.

The fact is, more and more scientific, medical, and industrial research facilities in this area are turn|look|com]104]ing to us for the PurityPlus® nitrogen and liquid nitrogen necessary to achieve their research goals. They’ve found us to be a constant, ready source of these commodities. And they’ve come to rely not only on our having them when they need them, but also on their demonstrable quality, our affordable prices, and the deft, personalized service of our staff. Contact Noble Gas Solutions, your Albany PurityPlus® Partner, today for every laboratory nitrogen and liquid nitrogen need.