Kolmakov, G. V. and Efimov, V. B. and Ganshin, A. N. and McClintock, Peter V. E. and Mezhov-Deglin, L. P. (2006) Formation of a direct Kolmogorov-like cascade of second-sound waves in He II. Physical Review Letters, 97 (15). p. 155301.
Based on measurements of nonlinear second-sound resonances in a high-quality resonator, we have observed a steady-state wave energy cascade in He II involving a flux of energy through the spectral range towards high frequencies. We show that the energy balance in the wave system is nonlocal in K space and that the frequency scales of energy pumping and dissipation are widely separated. The wave amplitude distribution follows a power law over a wide range of frequencies. Numerical computations yield results in agreement with the experimental observations. We suggest that second-sound cascades of this kind may be useful for model studies of acoustic turbulence.
|Item Type: ||Article|
|Journal or Publication Title: ||Physical Review Letters|
|Additional Information: ||First observation of a steady-state wave energy cascade for second sound in a high-Q resonator, opened the way for a major programme on wave turbulence and discovery of inverse cascade. McClintock was PI on the grant, guided the experiments, and wrote most of the paper. RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Physics|
|Subjects: ||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Departments: ||Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics|
|ID Code: ||2274|
|Deposited By: ||ep_importer|
|Deposited On: ||04 Apr 2008 10:09|
|Last Modified: ||05 Feb 2016 01:37|
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