Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 49, Issue 3–4, pp 377–396 | Cite as

Transient behavior of rotating superfluid helium

  • L. J. Campbell
  • Yu. K. Krasnov


A hydrodynamic analysis of rotation experiments with superfluid helium shows that strong vortex interaction with the boundary must be included for the correct prediction of observed transients during spinup. It also appears that vorticity is created at a smooth boundary at the rate necessary to replenish the vorticity advected away, but is created at a greater rate if the boundary is rough. History-dependent effects are explained on the basis of a remnant vortex density. New experiments are proposed to measure the vortex-boundary interaction.


Vortex Helium Vorticity Magnetic Material Great Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. J. Campbell
    • 1
  • Yu. K. Krasnov
    • 2
  1. 1.Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos Alamos
  2. 2.Institute of PhysicsAcademy of Sciences of the Georgian SSRTbilisiUSSR

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