Definition of cryogenics in English:


plural noun

  • 1The branch of physics dealing with the production and effects of very low temperatures.

    • ‘If any metal complexation route to produce ethylene is ever going to succeed commercially, olefin separation needs to compare favourably with cryogenics.’
    • ‘Practical cryogenics however, is a monumental engineering task and pressurization is bulky, inefficient and potentially dangerous.’
    • ‘The group has realized large gains in cryogenics, gyroscope construction, and superconductor research.’
    • ‘In the permanently shadowed areas astronomical instruments could be operated with telescopic optics kept cold and stable using cryogenics.’
    • ‘Implications from such discoveries for effective cryogenics, or the possibility of being able to freeze people for long periods of space travel in the distant future, are nothing short of mind-boggling.’
    • ‘I had done the latter several years earlier in a cryogenics lab, and remembered the physics behind how it worked.’
    • ‘Jones reasoned that instant freezing by cryogenics would lock in more of ice cream's flavor and freshness.’
    • ‘He is the author of several technical publications in the field of cryogenics and the SMEX missions.’
    • ‘The manufacture of a SADA II requires a demanding assortment of technologies - dealing with exotic materials, microelectronics, high vacuum, structure, and cryogenics.’
    • ‘The construction implies an important technological fallout in the field of cryogenics and superconducting magnets.’
    • ‘The Munich researchers, wanting to stay in the business but having neither sufficient expertise nor the necessary infrastructure in cryogenics, opted to go into laser interferometry.’
    • ‘Many uses for magnetic fields have been suggested but laid aside because of the high cost of cryogenics.’
    • ‘She's staying with me while she finishes her biochemical engineering thesis on cryogenics.’
    • ‘The freezing and thawing process, known as cryogenics, appears to cause no damage.’
  • 2

    another term for cryonics
    • ‘The novel plays with the major themes of modern culture: GM foods, cloning, cryogenics, AIDS, Viagra, species death, organ (not organic) farming.’
    • ‘Of course, some films do try, trading on the idea of cryogenics or time travel to flash freeze their stars along the space-time continuum.’
    • ‘I was surprised to hear of Brando's strange obsession with living forever, even studying gene therapy and cryogenics in an effort to prolong his life.’
    • ‘Cursing his luck, he cracks open a beer, leans back in a chair and accidentally falls into to a cryogenics capsule that freezes him for a thousand years.’
    • ‘From rock 'n' roll funerals to cryogenics, people's preferences for final arrangements now vary according to demographics, geography, and personal style.’