The Scattering of Light by Liquid 4He Close to the λ-Line

  • W. F. Vinen
  • C. J. Palin
  • J. M. Vaughan


For several years now hope has existed that the scattering of visible light by liquid 4He would prove a useful tool in the experimental investigation of the λ-transition. In this paper we report some progress that we have made toward the realization of this hope.


Critical Region Scattered Intensity Isothermal Compressibility Dynamic Structure Factor Superfluid Phase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. F. Vinen
    • 1
  • C. J. Palin
    • 1
  • J. M. Vaughan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of BirminghamUK
  2. 2.Royal Radar EstablishmentMalvern, WorcestershireUK

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