Impact and lifecycle of superfluid helium drops on a solid surface

Matthew L. Wallace, David Mallin, Michael Milgie, Andres A. Aguirre-Pablo, Kenneth Langley, Sigurdur T Thoroddsen, Peter Taborek

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We have used high-speed video and interferometry to investigate the impact, spreading, and eventual contraction of superfluid 4 He drops on a sapphire substrate in a saturated atmosphere of helium vapor. We find that the short-term kinetic spreading of superfluid drops (time t
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysical Review Fluids
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 10 2020

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): URF/1/2621-01-01
Acknowledgements: This research was supported by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) under Grant No. URF/1/2621-01-01.


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