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Evidence for roton pair creation in superfluid 4He

Allum, D. R. and Bowley, R. M. and McClintock, Peter V. E. (1976) Evidence for roton pair creation in superfluid 4He. Physical Review Letters, 36 (22). pp. 1313-1316. ISSN 1079-7114

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    We have measured the drift velocity v of negative ions through superfluid 4He for temperatures T < 0.45 K, under a pressure of 25 bar, for electric fields 20 < E< 2.6 x 10^4 V/cm. From the observed form of v(E), we deduce that roton emission from an ion traveling faster than the Landau critical velocity is governed by hitherto unrecognized selection rules whereby the rotons can be created only in pairs.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Physical Review Letters
    Subjects: ?? qc ??
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
    ID Code: 32519
    Deposited By: Professor P. V. E. McClintock
    Deposited On: 12 Apr 2010 13:08
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 20 May 2018 00:08
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