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cryostat

[krahy-uh-stat] /ˈkraɪ əˌstæt/
noun
1.
an apparatus, usually automatic, maintaining a very low constant temperature.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; cryo- + stat
Related forms
cryostatic, adjective
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  • Cryogenic tests were carried out in a cryostat with displacements being measured with cryogenic extensometers.
  • Lowering a test fixture into a critical-current measurement cryostat.
  • These techniques allow the investigator to pinpoint gene expression with photographic quality paraffin or cryostat sections.
  • Helium is collecting in the cryostat once a thick white plume is visible at the exhaust port.
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cryostat

/ˈkraɪəˌstæt/
noun
1.
an apparatus for maintaining a constant low temperature or a vessel in which a substance is stored at a low temperature
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