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Second sound shock waves in rotating superfluid helium


Torczynski, John Robert (1983) Second sound shock waves in rotating superfluid helium. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology.


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Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:Counterflow; Critical velocity; He II; Quantum vortex; Rotating liquid; Second sound; Shock wave; Superfluid helium
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Applied Physics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Liepmann, Hans Wolfgang
Thesis Committee:
  • Liepmann, Hans Wolfgang (chair)
  • Sturtevant, Bradford
  • Cohen, Donald S.
  • Mercereau, James E.
  • Corngold, Noel Robert
Defense Date:27 May 1983
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-11032005-113539
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Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:4390
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Deposited On:03 Nov 2005
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 03:08

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