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  • Exoplanets may have helium rich atmospheres

    Are there any other planets whose environments are similar to ours? Thanks to the progress of astronomical technology, we now know that there are thousands of planets orbiting distant stars. A new study shows that some exoplanets in the universe have helium rich atmospheres. The reason for the un...
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  • After the local production of neon in South Korea, the local use of neon has reached 40%

    After SK Hynix became the first Korean company to successfully produce neon in China, it announced that it had increased the proportion of technology introduction to 40%. As a result, SK Hynix can obtain stable neon supply even under the unstable international situation, and can greatly reduce th...
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  • Speed up of helium localization

    Weihe Well 1, the first helium exclusive exploration well in China implemented by Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum and Gas Group, was successfully drilled in Huazhou District, Weinan City, Shaanxi Province recently, marking an important step in helium resource exploration in Weihe Basin. It is reporte...
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  • Helium shortage prompts new sense of urgency in medical imaging community

    NBC News recently reported that healthcare experts are increasingly concerned about the global helium shortage and its impact on the field of magnetic resonance imaging. Helium is essential to keep the MRI machine cool while it is running. Without it, the scanner cannot operate safely. But in rec...
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  • The “new contribution” of helium in the medical industry

    NRNU MEPhI scientists have learned how to use cold plasma in biomedicine NRNU MEPhI researchers, together with colleagues from other science centres, are investigating the possibility of using cold plasma for the diagnosis and treatment of bacterial and viral diseases and wound healing. This deve...
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  • Venus exploration by helium vehicle

    Scientists and engineers tested a Venus balloon prototype in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert in July 2022. The scaled-down vehicle successfully completed 2 initial test flights With its searing heat and overwhelming pressure, Venus’ surface is hostile and unforgiving. In fact, the probes ...
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  • Analysis for Semiconductor Ultra High Purity Gas

    Ultra-high purity (UHP) gases are the lifeblood of the semiconductor industry. As unprecedented demand and disruptions to global supply chains push up the price of ultra-high pressure gas, new semiconductor design and manufacturing practices are increasing the level of pollution control needed. F...
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  • South Korea’s reliance on Chinese semiconductor raw materials surges

    Over the past five years, South Korea’s reliance on China’s key raw materials for semiconductors has soared. According to data released by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy in September. From 2018 to July 2022, South Korea’s imports of silicon wafers, hydrogen fluoride...
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  • Air Liquide to withdraw from Russia

    In a statement released, the industrial gases giant said it had signed a memorandum of understanding with its local management team to transfer its Russian operations through a management buyout. Earlier this year (March 2022), Air Liquide said it was imposing “strict” international s...
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  • Russian scientists have invented a new xenon production technology

    The development is scheduled to go into industrial trial production in the second quarter of 2025. A team of researchers from Russia’s Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology and Nizhny Novgorod Lobachevsky State University has developed a new technology for the production of xenon from...
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  • The helium shortage is not over yet, and the United States is trapped in a vortex of carbon dioxide

    It’s been nearly a month since the United States stopped launching weather balloons from Denver’s Central Park. Denver is just one of about 100 locations in the U.S. that release weather balloons twice a day, which stopped flying in early July due to a global helium shortage. The Unit...
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  • The country most affected by Russia’s noble gas export restrictions is South Korea

    As part of Russia’s strategy to weaponize resources, Russia’s Deputy Trade Minister Spark said via Tass News in early June, “From the end of May 2022, there will be six noble gases (neon, argon, helium, krypton, krypton, etc.) xenon, radon). “We have taken steps to restrict the ...
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