from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fluid, such as a liquid form of helium, exhibiting a frictionless flow at temperatures close to absolute zero.
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- n. A substance, such as liquid helium, that exhibits superfluidity.
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or exhibiting superfluidity.
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As a consequence the Ginzburg-Landau order parameter has here not only two – as in the superconductors – but eighteen components and the superfluid is anisotropic; it can have different properties in different directions.
This is the first demonstration of whistling in superfluid helium-4.
The pair formation that occurs in superfluid 3He differs from that which occurs between electrons in a superconductor
In addition, John Reppy and his students conducted extensive investigations of persistent currents in superfluid
Kosterlitz-Thouless transition in superfluid 4He films.
Leggett used to understand the frequency shifts in superfluid
When a superfluid is set in rotation and the velocity of rotation exceeds a critical value, microscopic vortices appear.
Liquid helium can become superfluid, that is, its viscosity vanishes at low temperatures.
Below the critical temperature, the pairs form everywhere in a material, and can then act in concert as a "superfluid" to carry electric current through it without resistance.
It didn't boil, either; helium II is a "superfluid," so what evaporation there was had to take place evenly, all over the surface.
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