Grenoble Helium Infrastructures France
Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives
Grenoble, France


  • Very High Reynolds (up to 108) He flow production;
  • High flexibility of flow conditions, due to the large variation of helium properties over the temperature range available (1.6 K to 5 K);
  • Both superfluid and normal turbulence measurements possible in the same experiment, with adjustable fraction of the superfluid component (from 1.6 to 2.2 K);
  • Miniature pitot anemometer, second sound probes for superfluid turbulence measurement, miniature pressure sensors, torques and power calorimetric measurement;
  • Two complementary facilities working with both normal and superfluid helium, one offering high flexibility, the other unsurpassed performance in terms of helium mass flow rate.