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Mutual friction in bosonic superfluids. A review

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Yuri Sergeev



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Mutual friction caused by scattering of thermal excitations by quantized vortices is a phenomenon of key importance for understanding of vortex dynamics and quantum turbulence in finite-temperature superfluids. The article reviews theoretical, numerical, and experimental results obtained during the last 40 years in the study of mutual friction in bosonic superfluids such as 4He and Bose-Einstein condensates. Among several research topics reviewed in this article a particular attention is paid to the development of theory and numerical analysis of roton-vortex interactions and mutual friction in superfluid helium; an application of the two-fluid model for the analysis of the flow in the vicinity of the vortex core and the calculation of the longitudinal and transverse forces exerted on a vortex; vortex diffusivity in 4He films; and theoretical, numerical, and experimental studies of thermal dissipation and mutual friction in finite-temperature Bose-Einstein condensates.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Sergeev YA

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Low Temperature Physics

Year: 2023

Volume: 212

Issue: 5-6

Pages: 251-305

Print publication date: 01/09/2023

Online publication date: 18/05/2023

Acceptance date: 20/04/2023

Date deposited: 19/06/2023

ISSN (print): 0022-2291

ISSN (electronic): 1573-7357

Publisher: Springer Nature


DOI: 10.1007/s10909-023-02972-4


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