Dissipation in Superfluid Helium Film Flow

  • J. F. Allen
  • J. G. M. Armitage
  • B. L. Saunders


The dissipation processes which accompany superfluid flow in saturated helium films have been studied as a function of flow rate, temperature, and film height or thickness. The film flow into or out of a glass beaker was driven at a chosen rate by expanding or compressing bellows which were attached to the bottom of the beaker. The bellows were driven remotely via a hydraulic link to minimize vibration. The cryostat was essentially vibration-free, including elimination of boiling nitrogen from contact with the helium dewar.


Film Flow Superfluid Helium Inertial Oscillation Helium Film Film Height 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    J.S. Langer and M.E. Fisher, Phys. Rev. Lett. 19, 560 (1967).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    D.H. Liebenberg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 26, 744 (1971); J. Low Temp. Phys. 5, 267 (1971).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    J.E. Robinson, Phys. Rev. 82, 440 (1951).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    J.F. Allen, Nature 185, 831 (1960).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    G.S. Picus, Phys. Rev. 94, 1459 (1954).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    D.J. Martin, PhD Thesis, 1970, Oxford, unpublished.Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    K.R. Atkins, Proc. Roy. Soc. A203, 240 (1950).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    K.R. Atkins, D. Rosenbaum, and H. Seki, Phys. Rev. 113, 751 (1959).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    E.F. Hammel, W.E. Keller, and R.H. Sherman, Phys. Rev. Lett. 24, 712 (1970).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. F. Allen
    • 1
  • J. G. M. Armitage
    • 1
  • B. L. Saunders
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of St. AndrewsNorth Haugh St. Andrews, FifeScotland

Personalised recommendations