Ions and electrons in liquid helium

Hardcover | May 31, 2007

byArmando Francesco Borghesani

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Electrons and ions have been used for over 40 years as probes to investigate the fascinating properties of helium liquids. The study of the transport properties of microscopic charge carriers sheds light on superfluidity, on quantum hydrodynamics, and on the interactions with collectiveexcitations in quantum liquids. The structure of the probes themselves depends on their coupling with the liquid environment in a way that gives further insight into the microscopic behavior of the liquid in different thermodynamic conditions, such as in the superfluid phase, in the normal phase,or near the liquid-vapor critical point. This book provides a comprehensive review of the experiments and theories of transport properties of charge carriers in liquid helium. It is a subject about which no other monograph exists to date. The book is intended for graduate and postgraduate students and for condensed matter physicists whowill benefit from its completeness and accuracy.

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Electrons and ions have been used for over 40 years as probes to investigate the fascinating properties of helium liquids. The study of the transport properties of microscopic charge carriers sheds light on superfluidity, on quantum hydrodynamics, and on the interactions with collectiveexcitations in quantum liquids. The structure of ...

Armando Francesco Borghesani Associate Professor of Physics Department of Physics University of Padua Italy After his degree ``Laurea in Fisica'' from University of Padua in March 1979, Dr Borghesani worked as junior scientist in the RandD labs of SGS-ATES (now ST Microelectronics, Milan, Italy) in the field of plasma etching ...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:560 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.22 inPublished:May 31, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199213607

ISBN - 13:9780199213603

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Table of Contents

1. Superfluidity and Charge Carriers2. Production of ions in the liquid3. The structure of ions4. Ions and elementary excitations5. The transport properties of charge carriers at low temperature6. Ion transport at intermediate fields7. Vortex hydrodynamics8. The motion of charged quantized vortex rings in suyperfluid Helium9. The nucleation of vortex rings10. Bare ion transport at high fields11. Interaction of ions with vortex lines12. Motion of ions along linear vortices13. Transport properties of different ions14. Direct determination of the effective mass of ions15. Other relevant experiments with negative ions16. Ion transport in normal liquid 4He17. Ion transport at phase transitions18. Ion transport in normal liquid 3He19. Ion mobility at the liquid-vapor transition in 3He20. Ion transport in superfluid 3He21. Electron transport in dense Helium gas22. Dynamics of the electron bubble formation

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`Of very high quality, well-written, providing a thorough coverage of the subject. 'Peter McClintock, University of Lancaster