Critical behavior of steady quantum turbulence generated by oscillating structures in superfluid H4 e

H. Yano, Y. Nago, R. Goto, K. Obara, O. Ishikawa, T. Hata

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We report the critical behavior of steady quantum turbulence in superfluid H4 e. By using a thin vibrating wire with no bridge vortices in the superfluid, we find that lifetime of turbulent state for a given driving force reveals an exponential distribution. The mean lifetime estimated from the distribution decreases exponentially but greatly below a critical injection power. We estimate the vortex line density in the turbulent state and find that this critical behavior arises when the interdistance between vortex lines becomes as large as the turbulent region.

Original languageEnglish
Article number220507
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun 29


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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