The DREsden Sodium facility for DYNamo and thermohydraulic studies (DRESDYN) is an infrastructure project devoted both to large scale liquid sodium experiments with geo- and astrophysical background, as well as to investigations of various energy related technologies.
The Riga Dynamo Experiment
Magnetic fields of planets, stars, and galaxies are produced by self-excitation in moving electrically conducting fluids. In 1999, the underlying hydromagnetic dynamo effect was experimentally evidenced at the Riga dynamo facility. With numerical simulations, the development of measurement techniques, and extensive data analyses our department has contributed significantly to the success of this unique experiment.