The Power of Cryogenic Science to Inspire

A training day of Liquid Nitrogen demonstrations

Thursday 4th May  2017, 10am - 4pm, Basingstoke

Air Products invites members of BIG STEM Communicators Network and ASDC to its R&D site in Basingstoke to explore demonstrations using Liquid Nitrogen.

The day is generously supported by Air Products

Hosted at their site, delivered by their experts; lunch provided.

If you’ve never done demonstrations with liquid nitrogen, then here is a good place to start. And if you have worked with LIN before, you’ll want new ideas and information on safe handling and effective use.

What we’ll cover:

  • Old favourites - bubble monster, making liquid oxygen by condensing air, smashing rubber to pieces and Blutac nails;
  • Intellectual demos - superconductors, Leidenfrost Roundabout;
  • New demo ideas - cryogenic traffic lights, the Cheshire Cat, the ping-pong turbine. 

We’ll use freezing gases like CO2 or SF6, pouring liquid nitrogen through your hat, and exploding balloons with boiling LIN. We will also cover demonstrations which show other things gases and compressed air can do, like our Molecular Weight Meter, acetylene cannons, and armour-piercing carrots.

Places are strictly limited and you will need to be a member of BIG or ASDC* to register.

* ASDC members who would like to attend but are not BIG members, please email Rachel Mason for registration details.

The Venue
Air Products PLC - Research and Development Laboratory
Hampshire International Business Park, Crockford Lane, Chineham, Basingstoke, RG24 8FE
The Facilitator
Professor Neil Downie, Industrial Gases Group


£25 for BIG Members, which includes lunch.

Non-members will need to join BIG first to participate, at a cost of £30 for annual membership.

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