Simultaneous measurements of an ultrasound and a torsional oscillator for pressurized 4He in a nanoporous glass

Toshiaki Kobayashi, Ayanori Saito, Junko Taniguchi, Masaru Suzuki, Keiya Shirahama

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Recently, torsional oscillator (Yamamoto et al. in Phys. Rev. Lett. 93:075302, 2004) and ultrasound (Kobayashi et al. in AIP Conf. Proc. 128:797, 2007) measurements were carried out for pressurized 4He filled in a nanoporous glass (Gelsil), and the superfluid transition temperature T C shows a different pressure dependence. Thus motivated, we have performed simultaneous measurements with a torsional oscillator and with ultrasound for pressurized 4He in Gelsil. T C is in agreement between the two techniques at all pressures, and the superfluid component above 0.5 K shows most of the same temperature dependence. Furthermore, it was found that the χ-factor (the fraction of superfluid which remains locked to the substrate ) is independent of measuring frequency between the torsional oscillator (kHz-order) and the ultrasound (MHz-order) ranges.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-255
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Low Temperature Physics
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 1


  • Restricted geometry
  • Superfluidity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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