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Author Weilert, M. ♦ Whitaker, D. ♦ Maris, H. ♦ Seidel, G.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword PHYSICS ♦ HELIUM 4 ♦ LEVITATION ♦ DROPLETS ♦ TRAPS ♦ EVAPORATION ♦ SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNETS ♦ HYDRODYNAMICS
Abstract We describe experiments in which drops of liquid helium-4, as large as 2cm in diameter, are magnetically levitated. We have found that, when two or more drops are levitated in the same magnetic trap, the drops often remain in a state of apparent contact without coalescing. It appears that this effect is caused by the slow evaporation of liquid from the drops. {copyright} {ital 1996 The American Physical Society.}
ISSN 00319007
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1996-12-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Physical Review Letters
Volume Number 77
Issue Number 23


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