Effect of Viscosity on the Kapitza Conductance

  • W. M. Saslow


The problem of the Kapitza conductance h K can be stated as follows. For a given temperature difference between the surface of a solid and liquid helium (3He, He I, or He II), much more heat flows from the hotter to the colder material than can be explained theoretically.1 In addition, surface preparation of the solid may significantly affect the Kapitza conductance, and this is another problem which is not well understood.2


Liquid Helium Viscous Dissipation Transverse Mode Detailed Balance Viscous Wave 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. M. Saslow
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsTexas A & M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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