A Caltech Library Service

Thickness of the flowing superfluid film

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. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.24.1402.

PDF - Published Version
See Usage Policy.


Use this Persistent URL to link to this item:


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.

Item Type:Article
Related URLs:
URLURL TypeDescription
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.
Issue or Number:25
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:GOOprl70
Persistent URL:
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:2273
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:21 Mar 2006
Last Modified:08 Nov 2021 19:46

Repository Staff Only: item control page