Accession Number : ADD095081

Title :   The Calculated Thermodynamic Properties of Superfluid Helium-4,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL STANDARD REFERENCE DATA SYSTEM

Personal Author(s) : Brooks, James S ; Donnelly, Russell J

Report Date : Jan 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Comprehensive tables of the primary thermodynamic properties of superfluid helium-4, such as the specific heat and entropy, are presented as computed from the Landau quasiparticle model, with the aid of inelastic neutron scattering data. The neutron data are represented by continuous functions of temperature, pressure, and wave number and certain excitation properties such as number density, normal and superfluid densities are calculated directly from it. A discussion of the methods used in our computations is included, and comparisons of computed and experimental results are made where applicable. Certain inadequacies of present theoretical methods to describe the thermodynamic properties are reported, and the use of an effective spectrum is introduced to offset some of these difficulties. Considerable experimental effort is also needed to improve the present situation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *LIQUID HELIUM, *SUPERFLUIDITY, *THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES, SPECIFIC HEAT, ENTROPY, EQUATIONS OF STATE, EXCITATION, SPECTRA, PHONONS, ROTONS, NEUTRON SCATTERING, DENSITY, ENTHALPY, FREE ENERGY, VELOCITY, SOUND, CALORIMETRY, TABLES(DATA)

Subject Categories : Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE