Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 187, Issue 5–6, pp 433–438 | Cite as

The Frequency Dependence of the Added Mass of Quartz Tuning Fork Immersed in He II

  • I. Gritsenko
  • K. Klokol
  • S. Sokolov
  • G. Sheshin


We measured the dependences of the resonance frequency of tuning forks immersed in liquid helium at \(T = 0.365\hbox { K}\) in the pressure interval from saturated vapor pressure to 24.8 atm. The quartz tuning forks have been studied with different resonance frequencies of 6.65, 8.46, 12.1, 25.0 and 33.6 kHz in vacuum. The measurements were taken in the laminar flow regime. The experimental data allow us to determine the added mass of a quartz tuning fork in He II. It was found that the added mass per unit length of the prong fork is frequency dependent. Some possible qualitative explanations for such dependence are proposed. In addition, we observed, at \(T = 0.365\hbox { K}\), the changes in added mass with pressure according to the pressure dependence of He II density.


Superfluidity Laminar flow Added mass 



The authors thank K. Nemchenko and I. Adamenko for helpful discussions. We are also grateful to the group of ultralow temperatures from the University of Lancaster (UK) for donation of the quartz tuning forks. The research was partially supported by Research Youth Project of NAS of Ukraine (No. 5/H-2015).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Gritsenko
    • 1
  • K. Klokol
    • 1
  • S. Sokolov
    • 1
  • G. Sheshin
    • 1
  1. 1.ILTPE - B.Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering of the National Academy of Sciences of UkraineKharkovUkraine

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