TOUPIE is a large-scale liquid helium wind-tunnel. It has been specially designed to explore quantum turbulence at very large Renolds numbers.
Uniqueness in Europe:
- World’s longest superfluid wind-tunnel (1-m-long wind-tunnel)
- Record superfluid fraction at high Re (temperature down to 1.2 K : 97% superfluid fraction)
Areas of research supported:
- Quantum turbulence / Superfluid turbulence : He-II co-flows and counter-flows
- High Re classical turbulence.