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Superfluid vortex reconnections at finite temperature

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Demosthenes Kivotides, Professor Carlo Barenghi, Dr David Samuels


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We perform a fully coupled three-dimensional numerical calculation of superfluid vortices and normal fluid to study finite temperature effects of vortex reconnections. We find that, by inducing Kelvin waves on the superfluid filaments, reconnections greatly increase the viscous dissipation of the normal fluid.

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Author(s): Kivotides D, Barenghi CF, Samuels DC

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Europhysics Letters

Year: 2001

Volume: 54

Issue: 6

Pages: 774-778

ISSN (print): 0295-5075

ISSN (electronic): 1286-4854

Publisher: EDP Sciences


DOI: 10.1209/epl/i2001-00321-x


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