The Use of Liquid Nitrogen in El Paso Laboratory Research


SYOXSA, Inc. has been providing PurityPlus® liquid nitrogen for El Paso-area laboratory use since we first began. The thing that makes this commodity so beneficial in all kinds of laboratory situations – certainly as a refrigerant – is its ability to hold temperatures considerably lower than the freezing point of water.

An earlier blog of ours limns the use of nitrogen in food processing. In its condensed, readily transportable liquid form (which doesn’t demand pressurization), we supply it for such laboratory applications as …

  • cryogenics – involving the realization and analysis of low temperature extremes and the behavior of materials at such temperatures;
  • cryonics – the safeguarding of biological tissue (blood, reproductive cells, surgical samples, even human bodies) at exceptionally low temperatures in order to ”reawaken” them and reanimate them at some future date; also as a way to cryoconserve genetic resources;
  • energy storage (acting as a mechanism for it);
  • making various scientific detection instruments operate with greater efficiency; and
  • effecting lower pressures in laboratory vacuum systems.

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

  • to effect superconductivity in high-temperature superconductors;
  • to preserve 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 exceedingly low temperature;
  • in cooling baths and other testing situations meant to induce especially low-temperature chemical reactions;
  • in vacuum-pump traps; and
  • in astronomy cameras that make use of CCD image sensors.

These examples, as all-inclusive as they are, scarcely cover liquid nitrogen’s use in the laboratory. Our El Paso customers quite often discover their own, distinctive uses for it, just as they do for nitrogen in its gaseous state – which, of course, we also supply.

The fact is, an increasing number of scientific, medical, and industrial research facilities in these parts are calling on us for the PurityPlus® nitrogen and liquid nitrogen they require in order to accomplish their research goals. They’ve found us to be a trusty, accommodating source of these commodities. And they’ve come to rely not only on our delivering them when they need them, but also on their certifiable quality, our competitive prices, and the savvy, personalized service of our people. Contact SYOXSA, Inc., your El Paso PurityPlus® Partner, today for every laboratory nitrogen and liquid nitrogen need.