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Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 113, Issue 3–4, pp 491–499 | Cite as

Shape Oscillations in Levitated He II Drops

  • D. L. Whitaker
  • C. Kim
  • C. L. Vicente
  • M. A. Weilert
  • H. J. Maris
  • G. M. Seidel
Article

Abstract

We describe experiments to study the shape oscillations of levitated He II drops. Drops of approximately 0.5 cm diameter are levitated magnetically with a superconducting solenoid, and shape oscillations are induced with an ac electric field. We have measured the damping of shape oscillations as a function of temperature. The damping rate is compared to that predicted by a two fluid, hydrodynamic model, which takes account the effect of the motion in the vapor. The effects of condensation and evaporation on the motion of the drop are also considered.

Keywords

Evaporation Magnetic Material Hydrodynamic Model Superconducting Solenoid Shape Oscillation 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. L. Whitaker
    • 1
  • C. Kim
    • 1
  • C. L. Vicente
    • 1
  • M. A. Weilert
    • 1
  • H. J. Maris
    • 1
  • G. M. Seidel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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