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A dynamic new look at the lambda transition

Goodstein, David and Chatto, Andrew R. (2003) A dynamic new look at the lambda transition. American Journal of Physics, 71 (9). pp. 850-858. ISSN 0002-9505.

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We discuss aspects of the theory of critical phenomena and explore the superfluid transition in 4He. We review some of the recent experimental and theoretical work on helium in nonequilibrium conditions and summarize some future space experiments that might shed light on disagreements between theory and experiment.

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Additional Information:©2003 American Association of Physics Teachers. Received 5 November 2002; accepted 2 May 2003.
Subject Keywords:superfluid helium-4; critical points; teaching; critical phenomena; phase transformations
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Deposited By: Lindsay Cleary
Deposited On:24 Oct 2006
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