Title

Magnetic Levitation of Liquid Helium

Document Type

Article

Department

Physics (Pomona)

Publication Date

8-8-1996

Keywords

liquid helium, temperature, magnet

Abstract

We report on the stable levitation of liquid helium drops of up to 2 cm diameter at temperatures down to 1.5 K. We frequently observe two drops in the magnetic trap which are held in apparent contact for up to 3 minutes without coalescing. This non-coalescence effect appears to occur only above the superfluid transition temperature and is explained in terms of the existence of a vapor layer between the drops.

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© 1996 Springer