Goodstein, D. L. and Saffman, P. G. (1970) Thickness of the flowing superfluid film. Physical Review Letters, 24 (25). pp. 1402-1405. ISSN 0031-9007. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:GOOprl70
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It has recently been shown experimentally that the thickness of a saturated helium film is independent of its state of superflow. We present a simple model in which the thickness of such a film is fixed by dynamical considerations at the gas-film interface, and the required balance of forces is then provided by relatively minor adjustments in the film surface tension.
|Additional Information:||©1970 The American Physical Society. Received 4 May 1970. We wish to thank W. E. Keller and E. R. Huggins for bringing the problem to our attention, and J. E. Mercereau for suggesting the proposed experimental test of our assumption.|
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