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Hello, I'm making a video on cooling and need a general term for "Dry Ice/ Liquid Nitrogen", is there any term I could use other than "pot cooling" seeing how this is being shown to the highschool population and they will all be like "lol, pot", halp?
    
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Well, you could just refer to it as "sub-zero cooling" but that would of course take into account other things like phase change, SS, etc.
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Extreme & sub-zero cooling would be the general terms, you could also refer to the pot as a liquid nitrogen & dry ice heatsink & just explain that instead of fins on a block of copper it is pot shaped to hold liquids. Might deflect some of the 420 jokes.
    
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Extreme & sub-zero cooling would be the general terms, you could also refer to the pot as a liquid nitrogen & dry ice heatsink & just explain that instead of fins on a block of copper it is pot shaped to hold liquids. Might deflect some of the 420 jokes.
Why would we want to deflect those?
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Why would we want to deflect those?
You might be right, mentioning pot in front of the high school crowd might get their attention...
    
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I've always heard them called D-ice and LN2 for short. But subzero cooling would probably work too.
    
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post #7 of 27
Dry Ice and Liquid Nitrogen all fall under the "Extreme and Sub-Zero Cooling" Category along with Phase, SS, Cascades, etc.

I refer to Dry Ice as "DICE" (D-ICE = Dry-ICE). Liquid Nitrogen I refer to as "LN2" (Liquid N2 = Liquid Nitrogen (N2)).

If you want to avoid using "pot" to explain how it works, use synonyms such as: container, basin, bowl, bucket, can, canister, crock, crucible, cup, jar, jug, kettle, mug, pan, pitcher, receptacle, saucepan, tankard, urn, vessel.

I like to call mine a Pitcher of DICE
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Mega, I totally read crock as "****."

I was like

Ah really?? I can't say ****?? Lameeee!
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Mega, I totally read crock as "****."

I was like

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