The Use of Liquid Nitrogen in Mexico Laboratory Research


Criogas has been providing PurityPlus® liquid nitrogen for Mexico-area laboratory use from our startup days. What makes this commodity so beneficial in so many kinds of laboratory applications – particularly as a refrigerant – is its ability to maintain temperatures appreciably lower than the freezing point of water.

An earlier blog of ours outlines the use of nitrogen in food processing. In its condensed, easily movable liquid form (which needn’t be pressurized), we deliver it for laboratory applications as various and sundry as …

  • cryogenics – involving the production 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 especially low temperatures in order to ”reawaken” them and reanimate them sometime hence; also as a way to cryoconserve genetic assets;
  • energy storage (being a medium for it);
  • making various scientific detection instruments operate more efficiently and effectively; and
  • producing lower pressures in laboratory vacuum systems.

As a coolant, liquid nitrogen is commonly used by the laboratories we provision …

  • to achieve superconductivity in high-temperature superconductors;
  • to maintain the liquid helium cooling systems of high-field superconducting magnets, including those used in nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers and magnetic resonance imaging systems, at an especially low temperature;
  • in cooling baths and other testing situations meant to cause exceedingly low-temperature chemical reactions;
  • in vacuum-pump traps; and
  • in astronomy cameras that make use of CCD image sensors.

These examples, as comprehensive as they are, hardly cover liquid nitrogen’s use in the laboratory. Our Mexico customers quite often find their own, singular uses for it, just as they do for nitrogen in its gaseous state – which, of course, we also deliver.

The fact is, more and more scientific, medical, and industrial research facilities hereabouts are relying 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 constant, accommodating source of these commodities. And they’ve come to depend not only on our delivering them when they need them, but also on their demonstrable quality, our affordable prices, and the stellar, personalized service of our staff. Contact Criogas, your Mexico PurityPlus® Partner, today for every laboratory nitrogen and liquid nitrogen need.