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Title: Quantum turbulence in superfluid 3He-B
Author: O'Sullivan, Samantha
ISNI:       0000 0004 2745 6673
Awarding Body: Lancaster University
Current Institution: Lancaster University
Date of Award: 2009
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This thesis describes experiments conducted in 3He-B to investigate the properties of quantum turbulence created by an oscillating grid. The turbulence is detected using an array of vibrating wire resonators. We have measured various steady-state properties of the turbulence includ- ing fluctuations, and investigated how turbulence propagates and evolves by examining the correlations between pairs of detectors. The quantum turbu- lence generated in our experiment is found to decay in a way similar to that found in classical fluids, as described by the Richardson cascade.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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