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quantum vortices
2014-08-25 08:20:18

An experiment at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory revealed a well-organized 3-D grid of quantum "tornadoes" inside microscopic droplets of supercooled liquid helium – the first time this formation has been seen at such a tiny scale.

New State of Matter Predicted By MIPT-based Researcher
2014-06-18 03:34:00

A researcher with the Department of Electrodynamics of Complex Systems and Nanophotonics, Alexander Rozhkov, has presented theoretical calculations which indicate the possible existence of fermionic matter in apreviously unknown state – in the form ofaone-dimensional liquid, which cannot be described within the framework of existing models.

vortex multiplication in a quantum fluid
2014-03-26 03:00:39

Researchers have developed a new mathematical framework capable of describing motions in superfluids – low temperature fluids that exhibit classical as well as quantum behavior.

2014-03-25 23:37:17

A University of Maryland research team provides visual evidence confirming computer simulations of a special type of ripple that dissipates energy in extremely cold liquid helium.

kelvin waves
2014-03-24 23:01:47

A University of Maryland research team provides visual evidence confirming computer simulations of a special type of ripple that dissipates energy in extremely cold liquid helium. The research could lead to advances in superconductors.

2014-02-13 10:38:36

Atomtronics is an emerging technology whereby physicists use ensembles of atoms to build analogs to electronic circuit elements.

2013-07-26 11:53:44

A superfluid moves like a completely frictionless liquid, seemingly able to propel itself without any hindrance from gravity or surface tension.

Measuring Magnetic Fingerprints Of Superfluid Helium-3
2013-05-22 13:47:30

Superconducting sensors of PTB allow highly sensitive measurements of the nuclear magnetic resonance of thin helium-3 layers

Second Sound Observed In A Quantum Gas
2013-05-16 08:27:02

Below a critical temperature, certain fluids become superfluid and lose internal friction. In addition, fluids in this state conduct heat extremely efficiently, with energy transport occurring in a distinct temperature wave.

Vortex Knot Created By Physicists
2013-03-04 12:29:46

University of Chicago physicists have succeeding in creating a vortex knot—a feat akin to tying a smoke ring into a knot. Linked and knotted vortex loops have existed in theory for more than a century, but creating them in the laboratory had previously eluded scientists.


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