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Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, recently invested into the abovementioned equipment for cryogenic fluid dynamics research, based on pre-existing cryogenic infrastructure. Following the devastating floods in Prague in 2002, a new cryohall (investment of 2500 k€) has been designed and built, opened in 2005, with helium liquefier (40 litres/hour, 920 k€) and skilled personnel capable of smooth supply of liquid helium for experiments at low and ultralow temperatures. During 2010 and 2011 the advanced cryogenic apparatuses (see below) extended the experimental horizon of the Department of Low Temperature Physics thus providing new options in cryogenic fluid dynamics research.
The CCTF comprises three facilities - two are together in Prague at the same location; the third one is operated in collaboration with the Institute of Scientific Instruments ASCR in Brno.