Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 66, Issue 5–6, pp 263–276 | Cite as

Calculation of frequency- and velocity-dependent mutual friction parameters in helium II

  • Charles E. Swanson
  • William T. Wagner
  • Russell J. Donnelly
  • Carlo F. Barenghi


We argue that the range of experimental conditions for which the mutual friction coefficientsB andB′ are used today is great enough that one should include the frequency and the velocity dependence of these two parameters. We provide both an algorithm and the data necessary for obtainingB andB′ as a function of frequency and velocity at the saturated vapor pressure according to the Hall and Vinen theory.


Helium Vapor Pressure Magnetic Material Saturated Vapor Saturated Vapor Pressure 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles E. Swanson
    • 1
  • William T. Wagner
    • 1
  • Russell J. Donnelly
    • 1
  • Carlo F. Barenghi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of OregonEugene
  2. 2.School of MathematicsUniversity of Newcastle upon TyneNewcastle upon TyneEngland

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