Linde supplies research centre with helium services


Linde Gases has announced it has successfully provided the cool-down service and first customised helium recovery unit, for the world’s largest full body Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) magnet.

The cool-down services and helium recovery unit was provided for the Julich Research Centre in Germany.

The five-day cool-down, which took place in September, was part of a project named 9komma4 after the giant magnet’s field intensity of 9.4 Tesla.

The magnet will allow researchers to produce images of the human body of an unparalleled quality, and will be used to develop a better understanding of major neurodegenerative diseases – such as Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease.

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