Czech Cryogenic Turbulence Facility Czech Republic

Facilities and equipment

Overview

 

The PCTF includes the first laboratory in Europe dedicated to the visualization of superfluid helium flows.

The BCTF is one of the few laboratories in the world to allow the study of turbulent convection at very high Rayleigh number (up to about 1015).

BCTF (Brno Cryogenic Turbulence Facility)

The installation is located in Brno, in the premises of the Institute of Scientific Instruments of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

The BCTF focuses on the study of turbulent convection by using cryogenic helium gas as working fluid.

See cryogenics.isibrno.cz for further details.

PCTF (Prague Cryogenic Turbulence Facility)

The installation is located in Prague, in the premises of the Department of Low Temperature Physics of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University.

The PCTF is dedicated to the study of superfluid helium flows, by employing various means, such as flow visualization, second sound attenuation and small mechanical oscillators, from ca. 2 K down to the zero temperature limit (i.e. to about 10 mK).

See superfluid.cz for further details.