Superfluid vortex reconnections at finite temperature

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

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)774-778
Number of pages5
JournalEPL: A Letters Journal Exploring the Frontiers of Physics
Volume54
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2001

Keywords

  • vortices and turbulence
  • hydrodynamic aspects of superfluidity

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