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Gorter-Mellink scale, and critical velocities in liquid—helium-II counterflow

Dimotakis, Paul E. (1974) Gorter-Mellink scale, and critical velocities in liquid—helium-II counterflow. Physical Review A, 10 (5). pp. 1721-1723. ISSN 1050-2947. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:DIMpra74

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Abstract

It is found that, in liquid—helium-II pure counterflow, the dimensionless number A=ρsAwl (where A is the Gorter-Mellink constant, w is the mean relative velocity between the two fluids, and l is a characteristic dimension of the geometry) scales the mutual friction between the two fluids. Critical relative velocities in cylindrical channels are shown to be correlated by the rule Ac≡ρsAwcπd-1.


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Additional Information:©1974 The American Physical Society. Received 29 April 1974.
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:14 Jun 2006
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