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Not to be confused with Cryonics.
For the band, see Cryogenic (band).
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In physics and engineering, cryogenics is the study of the production of very low temperatures (below –150 °C, –238 °F or 123 K) and the behavior of materials at those temperatures. Rather than the familiar temperature scales of Fahrenheit and Celsius, cryogenicists use the Kelvin (and formerly Rankine) scales.
|1 Definitions and distinctions |
|2 Etymology |
|3 Industrial application |
|3.1 Cryogenic processing |
|3.2 Fuels |
|4 Production |
|5 Detectors |
|6 See also |
|7 External links |
[pic]Definitions and distinctions
The terms cryogenics, cryobiology and cryonics are frequently confused. Other new terms with the prefix cryo- have also been introduced.
The branches of physics and engineering that involve the study of very low temperatures, how to produce them, and how materials behave at those temperatures.
The branch of biology involving the study of the effects of low temperatures on organisms...