Superfluid vortex reconnections

C. F. Barenghi, D. C. Samuels, D. Kivotides

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After reviewing recent theoretical results on superfluid vortex reconnections and their effects, we interpret measurements of the decay of superfluid turbulence at very low temperatures. We estimate the fraction of the vortex length lost whose energy is transformed into sound bursts during reconnection events.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-279
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Low Temperature Physics
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002


  • superfluid vortex
  • superfluid turbulence
  • very low temperatures


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