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Quantized Vortices in Helium II


Part of Cambridge Studies in Low Temperature Physics

  • Date Published: August 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521018142

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  • This book discusses the properties of quantized vortex lines in superfluid helium-4 in the light of research on vortices in modern fluid mechanics, and gives the first comprehensive treatment of the problem. The author begins with a review of the knowledge of classical fluid dynamics which is relevant to the main topics of the book. This is followed by a presentation of basic material on helium II and quantized vortices. The following chapters deal with various different aspects of the subject, and the book concludes with substantial introductions to two currently active topics, namely superfluid turbulence and the nucleation of quantized vortices. Both quantum tunnelling and thermal activation nucleation processes are also discussed, including the Kosterlitz-Thouless transition in thin films. The author's comprehensive approach will make this book invaluable for students taking advanced undergraduate or graduate courses, and for all those involved in research on classical and quantum vortices.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521018142
    • length: 368 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.565kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Background on classical vortices
    2. Background on liquid helium II
    3. Vortex dynamics and mutual friction
    4. The structure of quantized vortices
    5. Vortex arrays
    6. Vortex waves
    7. Quantum turbulence
    8. Nucleation of quantized vortices

  • Author

    Russell J. Donnelly, University of Oregon

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