Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 162, Issue 3–4, pp 354–360 | Cite as

Turbulent Superfluid Profiles in a Counterflow Channel

  • L. Galantucci
  • C. F. Barenghi
  • M. Sciacca
  • M. Quadrio
  • P. Luchini
Article

Abstract

We have developed a two-dimensional model of quantised vortices in helium II moving under the influence of applied normal fluid and superfluid in a counterflow channel. We predict superfluid and vortex-line density profiles which could be experimentally tested using recently developed visualization techniques.

Keywords

Superfluid helium Turbulence Vortices 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Galantucci
    • 1
    • 2
  • C. F. Barenghi
    • 2
  • M. Sciacca
    • 2
    • 3
  • M. Quadrio
    • 1
  • P. Luchini
    • 4
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Ingegneria AerospazialePolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.School of Mathematics and StatisticsNewcastle UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUK
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Metodi e Modelli MatematiciUniversità di PalermoPalermoItaly
  4. 4.Dipartimento di Ingegneria MeccanicaUniversità di SalernoFisciano (Salerno)Italy

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