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Photographing a superfluid vortex.

McClintock, Peter V. E. (1974) Photographing a superfluid vortex. Nature, 251 (5472). pp. 189-190. ISSN 0028-0836

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Abstract

It has long been realised that superfluid helium cannot rotate bodily: it is believed that, instead, rotation of the container may result in the formation of one or more individual quantised vortex lines. Particular interest therefore attaches to a report by Williams and Packard of the University of California at Berkeley in a recent issue of Physical Review Letters (33, 280; 1974) that they have been successful in obtaining photographs apparently showing for the first time the positions of individual vortex lines in superfluid 4He.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Nature
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 33256
Deposited By: Professor P. V. E. McClintock
Deposited On: 11 May 2010 09:01
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 21:53
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/33256

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