, Volume 4, Issue 6, pp 15–19 | Cite as

Second sound

2. The role of elastic waves
  • R. Srinivasan
General Article


In Part 11 we describe the propagation of temperature and entropy as waves superfluids emphasizing the experimental demonstration of their existence. Here we dwell upon a microscopic view of these waves and point out that they can exist even in crystals at low temperatures.


Dispersion Curve Sound Wave Collective Excitation Temperature Wave Superfluid Helium 
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    D R Tilley and J Tilley, Superfluidity and Superconductivity, Chapter 3, Third Edition, Adam Hilger, Boston and NewYork, 1990.Google Scholar
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    J Wilks, Properties of Liquid and Solid Helium, Clarendon Press, Oxford, Chapter 6, 1996.Google Scholar
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    Zygmnnt M Galasecwicz, Helium 4, Pergamon Press, Paper E12, page 166, 1971.Google Scholar

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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Srinivasan
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  1. 1.Raman Research InstituteC V Raman Avenue SadashivanagarBangaloreIndia

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