Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 4, Issue 5, pp 485–488 | Cite as

Conditions for the onset of vaporization in superfluid liquid He II in the presence of heat flow

  • R. C. Chapman


Studies of the vaporization onset associated with heat flow are used as a tool to probe the superfluid thermohydrodynamics during entropy transport. Onset-flux-density data of the heat flow suggest that the normal fluid viscous force dominates during entropy transport from a single source (strip) to bulk He II over a layer of thickness 10 −4 cm (upper bound) or less.


Entropy Heat Flow Magnetic Material Single Source Viscous Force 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. C. Chapman
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  1. 1.School of Engineering and Applied ScienceUniversity of California of Los AngelesLos Angeles

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