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History matters for a stirred superfluid

The observation of path dependence in the response of a superfluid to stirring promises potential applications in precision rotation sensing, and provides a test bed for microscopic theories of ultracold atomic gases. See Letter p.200

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Figure 1: Hysteresis in a stirred superfluid2.

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Davis, M., Helmerson, K. History matters for a stirred superfluid. Nature 506, 166–167 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/506166a

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