Helium II Film Transfer Rates Into and Out of Solid Argon Beakers

  • T. O. Milbrodt
  • G. L. Pollack


The purpose of this experiment is to study He II film flow over a surface whose interaction with the He is well understood. To accomplish this, we are conducting beaker-filling and-emptying experiments in which the beakers are made of solid Ar. There is a van der Waals attractive potential between the Ar and He atoms, the magnitude of which may be calculated from experimentally derived He-He and Ar-Ar potentials. This potential in turn determines the thickness of the He film on the beaker walls.


Transfer Rate Pressure Head Mold Temperature Film Flow Attractive Potential 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. O. Milbrodt
    • 1
  • G. L. Pollack
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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