Vortex nucleation in ultradilute superfluid 3He/4He solutions.

Bowley, R. M. and Nancolas, G. G. and McClintock, Peter V. E. (1984) Vortex nucleation in ultradilute superfluid 3He/4He solutions. Physical review letters, 52 (8). pp. 659-662. ISSN 1079-7114

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A detailed investigation of vortex nucleation in He II containing traces of 3He isotopic impurity is reported. Systematic measurements of the nucleation rate due to negative ions were made at 23 bars. A model is proposed which, when fitted to the data, implies that a single 3He atom trapped on the surface of the ion has the dual effect of reducing the critical velocity for vortex nucleation by circa 4 m/s, while simultaneously increasing the corresponding rate constant by a factor of circa 10^3.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Physical review letters
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/qc
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 32412
Deposited By: Professor P. V. E. McClintock
Deposited On: 25 Mar 2010 11:13
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2019 23:34
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/32412

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