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Cryogenics at FAIR: Helium Key to Success at Ultra-low Temperatures

The cryogenics programme at the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR) in Germany plays a critical role in its scientific mission. Helium, the primary cryogenic medium, is used to cool and maintain the ultra-low temperatures required for FAIR's superconducting magnets. The cryogenic infrastructure includes the Prototype Test Facility (PTF) and the Series Test Facility (STF), which enable large-scale testing of superconducting magnets. Collaboration with other cryogenics groups across Europe enhances FAIR's research and test capabilities. Challenges in integrating FAIR's cryogenic infrastructure with existing facilities are addressed to ensure successful operation when FAIR comes online for experiments in 2027.

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