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Flow of Liquid Helium II

Nature volume 141, page 75 (08 January 1938) | Download Citation



A SURVEY of the various properties of liquid helium II has prompted us to investigate its viscosity more carefully. One of us1 had previously deduced an upper limit of 10−5 C.G.S. units for the viscosity of helium II by measuring the damping of an oscillating cylinder. We had reached the same conclusion as Kapitza in the letter above ; namely, that due to the high Reynolds number involved, the measurements probably represent non-laminar flow.

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    , NATURE, 135, 265 (1935).

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    , and , NATURE, 140, 62 (1937).

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  1. Royal Society Mond Laboratory, Cambridge. Dec. 22.

    • J. F. ALLEN
    •  & A. D. MISENER


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