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Cosmological experiments in liquid He-4 - problems and prospects

Hendry, P. C. and Lawson, N. Stuart and Lee, Richard A. M. and McClintock, Peter V. E. and Williams, Charles D. H. (1995) Cosmological experiments in liquid He-4 - problems and prospects. In: Formation and Interactions of Topological Defects. Plenum, New York, pp. 379-387. ISBN 0306451166

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A recent experiment, in which the production of cosmic strings in the early universe is modelled by the creation of quantised vortices in a fast expansion of liquid 4He through the lambda (superfluid) transition, is reviewed. Possible ways of redesigning the experiment to reduce extraneous vortex creation, and to enhance the signal-to-noise ratio at early times after the expansion, are discussed.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Additional Information: In Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Formation and Interactions of Topological Defects, Cambridge, 22 August - 2 September 1994.
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 32108
Deposited By: Professor P. V. E. McClintock
Deposited On: 09 Mar 2010 10:54
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2015 05:09
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