Vortex Dynamics in Thin 4He Films Academic Article uri icon


  • Measurements of the Kosterlitz-Thouless transition in thin 4He films on a mylar substrate show a striking dependence on film thickness. We have studied films with transition temperatures (TKT) ranging from 67mK to 1.3K. Most of the transitions are too broad to fit the dynamic theory of Ambegaokar, Halperin, Nelson and Siggia. We observe four narrow regions of sharp transitions with TKT near .115, .550, 1.0 and 1.3 K.

published proceedings

  • Japanese Journal of Applied Physics

author list (cited authors)

  • McQueeney, D. F., Agnolet, G., Wong, G., & Reppy, J. D.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • McQueeney, DF||Agnolet, G||Wong, GKS||Reppy, JD

publication date

  • January 1987