Accession Number : AD0770141

Title :   Investigation of the Thickness and Critical Velocity of a Moving Unsaturated Superfluid Film Using Doppler Shifted Third Sound.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Telschow,Kenneth Louis

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 111

Abstract : The velocity of third sound waves on a moving unsaturated superfluid film has been measured by the time of flight technique. The thickness of the moving film was probed by the average of the two Doppler shifted velocities. To within experimental precision, no changes in film thickness were observed as the film velocity was increased. Several possible resolutions to this paradox are presented. The maximum observed Doppler shift measured the critical flow velocity. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Liquid helium, *Superfluidity, Films, Fluid flow, Thickness, Velocity, Doppler effect, Theses

Subject Categories : Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE