A fridge by any other name…

So my dilution refrigerator is nicknamed Frosty. In addition to being a neat acronym (FRidge Of Substantially Tempramental Yield) the name is somewhat more grounded in one of his physical attributes, i.e. that of being rather inefficient at keeping the cold where it should be 🙂 It’s really important to remember not to touch the fridge when it’s like this. Your fingers end up stuck to the thing and you can take off several layers of skin if you’re not careful.

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Yes, that is an icicle on the safety overpressure valve. No, it shouldn’t be there…

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2 thoughts on “A fridge by any other name…

  1. rrtucci says:

    I bet you have no fingerprints left.

  2. physicsandcake says:

    Yeah, getting through US customs without fingerprints is tricky 🙂

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