High Rayleigh Number Cryogenic Facility Italy
Organization:
The Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics
Location:
Trieste, Italy
Website:
http://www.ictp.it
Contact:
ICTP@euhit.org

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  • Very High Rayleigh number convection up to 1017;
  • Flexibility in He gas properties providing a range of Ra in single apparatus of up to 12 decades;
  • Strong Rotation, Taylor numbers up to 1015;
  • Variation of aspect ratio from 0.5 to 4 at high Ra (for aspect ratio 4 Ra up to 1013);
  • Close collaboration with Elettra/ICTP Laser Laboratory at Elettra in further development of optical interrogative techniques such as LIF for cryogenic helium.