Listening" to the flow of solid 4He"

Speaker
Ethan Livne, Technion
Date
15/05/2014 - 15:30Add to Calendar 2014-05-15 15:30:00 2014-05-15 15:30:00 Listening" to the flow of solid 4He" Although solid He does not exhibit bulk supersolidity, there is evidence that grains of solid can move inside a solid matrix. To observe a flow of solid directly, we constructed a "microphone" embedded in solid He contained inside a torsional oscillator. The microphone can detect vibrations down a few percent of a lattice constant. Our idea was that if the solid He flows past the microphone, the atomic corrugation of its surface should generate vibrations at a frequency f = flow speed/lattice constant.  We indeed found that solid He can flow while maintaining its solid structure. At our lowest temperature of 0.5K, a frictionless flow of solid was observed, in agreement with the prediction that grain boundaries can be superfluid.   Resnick Building 209, room 210 המחלקה לפיזיקה physics.dept@mail.biu.ac.il Asia/Jerusalem public
Place
Resnick Building 209, room 210
Abstract

Although solid He does not exhibit bulk supersolidity, there is evidence that grains of solid can move inside a solid matrix.

To observe a flow of solid directly, we constructed a "microphone" embedded in solid He contained inside a torsional oscillator.

The microphone can detect vibrations down a few percent of a lattice constant.

Our idea was that if the solid He flows past the microphone, the atomic corrugation of its surface should generate vibrations at a

frequency f = flow speed/lattice constant.  We indeed found that solid He can flow while maintaining its solid structure.

At our lowest temperature of 0.5K, a frictionless flow of solid was observed, in agreement with the prediction that grain boundaries can be superfluid.  

תאריך עדכון אחרון : 24/03/2014