Joule-Thomson expansion

Joule-Thomson expansion

[′jül ′täm·sən ik‚span·chən]
(thermodynamics)
The adiabatic, irreversible expansion of a fluid flowing through a porous plug or partially opened valve. Also known as Joule-Thomson process.
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On Wednesday, August 2, instructors will discuss properties of solids at low temperatures, including brittle versus ductile behavior, mechanical properties of materials of construction at low temperatures, transport properties of materials at low temperatures, electrical properties of materials at low temperatures, sources of data on properties of materials and a properties of solids workshop, as well as refrigeration and liquefaction - the production of low temperatures, including basic principles of low temperature production, Joule-Thomson expansion, isentropic expansion, cryocoolers, regenerative cycles and pulse tubes, and a refrigeration workshop.