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A superfluid is born

For most of its existence, a superfluid droplet leads an essentially innocuous, classical life. But intense scrutiny reveals that the birth of such droplets is a turbulent and unpredictable quantum affair.

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Figure 1: Stages in superfluid development.


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Stoof, H. A superfluid is born. Nature 447, 390–391 (2007).

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