Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 162, Issue 3–4, pp 375–382 | Cite as

History Dependence of Turbulence Generated by a Vibrating Wire in Superfluid 4He at 1.5 K

  • D. I. Bradley
  • A. M. Guénault
  • S. N. Fisher
  • R. P. Haley
  • M. J. Jackson
  • D. Nye
  • K. O’Shea
  • G. R. Pickett
  • V. Tsepelin
Article

Abstract

We report on the onset of turbulence in normal and superfluid 4He using several 13.5 μm diameter vibrating wire resonators placed in a cell, filtered from the surrounding helium bath. We measured the force-velocity characteristics of the wires in normal and superfluid helium over a velocity range up to several meters per second. The transition from laminar to turbulent behavior can be clearly identified. Surprisingly we find that, depending on the cooling history, turbulence in the superfluid does not always develop fully.

Keywords

Quantum turbulence Superfluid helium Vibrating wires Transition to turbulence 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. I. Bradley
    • 1
  • A. M. Guénault
    • 1
  • S. N. Fisher
    • 1
  • R. P. Haley
    • 1
  • M. J. Jackson
    • 1
  • D. Nye
    • 1
  • K. O’Shea
    • 1
  • G. R. Pickett
    • 1
  • V. Tsepelin
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentLancaster UniversityLancasterUK

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