Direct Measurement of the Dissipation Function of the Flowing Saturated He II Film

  • W. E. Keller
  • E. F. Hammel


We describe here experiments to measure the profile of the chemical potential µ of the saturated liquid He II film as it flows into or out from a cylindrical beaker and show how the results provide a direct measurement of the dissipation function of the system in quantitative agreement with predictions of the thermal fluctuation model of intrinsic dissipation.†


Dissipation Function Film Flow Potential Profile Saturated Liquid Beaker Wall 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. E. Keller
    • 1
  • E. F. Hammel
    • 1
  1. 1.Los Alamos Scientific LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaLos AlamosUSA

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