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Vortex production in helium.

McClintock, Peter V. E. (1987) Vortex production in helium. Nature, 325 (6103). pp. 387-388. ISSN 1476-4687

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Abstract

The celebrated frictionless flow properties acquired by liquid helium at very low temperatures have long been known to vanish abruptly if the velocity of the liquid exceeds a certain critical value. The physical mechanism underlying this breakdown of the superfluidity has, however, remained an enigma, and it is pleasing, therefore, that a possible solution to this important and long-standing problem has now been proposed by K.W. Schwarz of IBM (Physical Review Letters 57, 1448; 1986).

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Nature
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 33030
Deposited By: Professor P. V. E. McClintock
Deposited On: 30 Apr 2010 13:23
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 21:50
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/33030

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