Cryogenic Technologies Project

The mission of the Cryogenic Technologies Project at NIST is to conduct research in cryogenics, working with industry and other government agencies in the development of new and/or improved processes and products involving cryogenic technologies.

To read an encyclopedic article providing information about cryogenics follow <a href="/mml/acmd/cryogenics/aboutcryogenics">this link.

Major Program Elements

  • Develop advanced measurement techniques and standard measurements practices for cryogenic processes.
  • Investigate new and innovative cryogenic refrigeration processes.
  • Develop mathematical models for cryogenic processes.
  • Design and test prototype components and systems to compare performance with models to improve modeling techniques.
  • Provide critically evaluated data for the properties of solid materials at cryogenic temperature.
  • Assist in development of bibliographic database on cryogenics.
  • Conduct calibrations of cryogenic flow meters.

Cryogenic Flow Facility

The Division operates the <a href="/mml/acmd/cryogenic-flow-facility">NIST Cryogenic Flow Measurement Facility</a>, located in Boulder, Colorado.  Please follow the link to learn more about this world-class testing facility.


Projects and Programs


Tools & Instruments


  • General Information:
    Peter Bradley
    325 Broadway
    Mailcode 647.02
    Boulder, CO 80305-3337

    303-497-3465 Telephone
    303-497-5044 Facsimile