Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 28, Issue 5–6, pp 513–517 | Cite as

Dissipation in the superfluid helium film

  • R. R. Turkington
  • R. F. Harris-Lowe


We have measured the rate of energy dissipation in superfluid helium film flow in an attempt to test a recent theory due to Harris-Lowe, which predicts that for superfluid stream velocitiesvsthat just exceed the critical velocityvc0, the rate of dissipation is given by an equation of the form Q=C(vs−vc0)3/2. Our experiments at 1.33 K show that the exponent, predicted to be 3/2, is 1.491±0.021.


Helium Energy Dissipation Magnetic Material Recent Theory Film Flow 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. R. Turkington
    • 1
  • R. F. Harris-Lowe
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsRoyal Military CollegeKingstonCanada

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