cryostat

noun
cryo·​stat | \ ˈkrī-ə-ˌstat How to pronounce cryostat (audio) \

Definition of cryostat

: an apparatus for maintaining a constant low temperature especially below 0°C

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Other Words from cryostat

cryostatic \ ˌkrī-​ə-​ˈsta-​tik How to pronounce cryostat (audio) \ adjective

Examples of cryostat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All of this sensing and capturing power comes at a temperature cost, and the LSST camera’s sensor array had to be assembled and then placed inside a supercooling cryostat. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "The World's Largest Digital Camera Will Capture 20 Billion Galaxies. But First, Broccoli.," 10 Sep. 2020 Next comes the assembly of the camera: inserting the focal plane and cryostat into the camera body, adding the world's largest optical lens, shutter and filter exchange system. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "The world's largest digital camera could unlock mysteries of the universe," 8 Sep. 2020 This will take place inside a cryostat, which is the chamber that will hold the entire reactor. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "The World's Largest Fusion Reactor Finally Begins Assembly," 28 July 2020 On May 26, a crane slowly lifted the base of the cryostat from its support frame to a height of 24 meters, according to World Nuclear News. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "The Big Boy Fusion Reactor Takes a Big Boy Step," 3 June 2020 The section recently installed—the cryostat base and lower cylinder—paves the way for the installation of the tokamak, the technology design chosen to house the powerful magnetic field that will encase the ultra-hot plasma fusion core. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "30 Years Later, This Big Boy Fusion Reactor Is Almost Ready to Turn On," 28 Apr. 2020 A superconducting coil being lowered into its cryostat, as part of the R&D for the ITER project. John Borland, WIRED, "Fusion Research is Another U.S. Budget Casualty," 27 Dec. 2007

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First Known Use of cryostat

1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cryostat

cryo- + -stat

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“Cryostat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cryostat. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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cryostat

noun
cryo·​stat | \ ˈkrī-ə-ˌstat How to pronounce cryostat (audio) \

Medical Definition of cryostat

: an apparatus for maintaining a constant low temperature especially below 0°C (as by means of liquid helium) especially : one containing a microtome for obtaining sections of frozen tissue

Other Words from cryostat

cryostatic \ ˌkrī-​ə-​ˈstat-​ik How to pronounce cryostat (audio) \ adjective

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