Temperature dependence of the sound velocity in liquid4He

Pat R. Roach*, J. B. Ketterson, B. M. Abraham, M. Kuchnir

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We have measured the temperature dependence of the sound velocity in liquid4He from 0.07 to 0.7 K for frequencies from 12 to 105 MHz. While the data show an approximate T4 temperature dependence, the frequency ordering of the curves is observed to undergo an inversion at about 0.2 K. Above this temperature we confirm that the velocity shift decreases with frequency, while below this temperature we now find that the velocity shift increases with frequency as predicted by theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-108
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Low Temperature Physics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Oct 1972

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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