The Use of Liquid Nitrogen in Springfield Laboratory Research


ILMO Products Company has been producing and selling PurityPlus® liquid nitrogen for Springfield-area laboratory use since we first opened for business. The thing that makes this commodity so useful in all kinds of laboratory activities – most notably as a refrigerant – is its capability of retaining temperatures considerably lower than the freezing point of water.

A previous blog of ours outlines the use of nitrogen in food processing. In its condensed, easily conveyable liquid form (which doesn’t have to be pressurized), we deliver it for laboratory applications as various and sundry as …

  • cryogenics – involving the creation and study of low temperature extremes and the behavior of materials at such temperatures;
  • cryonics – the long-term protection of biological tissue (blood, reproductive cells, surgical samples, even human bodies) at uncommonly low temperatures in order to ”reawaken” them and reanimate them at some point in the future; also as a method of cryoconserving genetic materials;
  • energy storage (being a medium for it);
  • ensuring that various scientific detection instruments perform with greater efficiency; and
  • achieving lower pressures in laboratory vacuum systems.

As a coolant, liquid nitrogen is most often employed by the laboratories that depend on us …

  • to effect superconductivity in high-temperature superconductors;
  • to sustain the liquid helium cooling systems of high-field superconducting magnets, for instance those used in nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers and magnetic resonance imaging systems, at an extremely low temperature;
  • in cooling baths and other testing situations designed to induce extremely low-temperature chemical reactions;
  • in vacuum-pump traps; and
  • in astronomy cameras using CCD image sensors.

These examples, as comprehensive as they are, hardly account for liquid nitrogen’s use in the laboratory. Our Springfield customers typically have their own, distinctive uses for it, just as they do for nitrogen in its gaseous state – which, of course, we also produce.

The upshot of it is, a growing number of scientific, medical, and industrial research facilities hereabouts are calling on us for the PurityPlus® nitrogen and liquid nitrogen needed to reach their research goals. They’ve found us to be a steady, accommodating source of these commodities. And they’ve come to count not only on our supplying them when they need them, but also on their demonstrable quality, our affordable prices, and the smart, personalized service of our team. Contact ILMO Products Company, your Springfield PurityPlus® Partner, today for every laboratory nitrogen and liquid nitrogen need.