Thermal Transport in a He4 Film at the Kosterlitz-Thouless Transition Academic Article uri icon


  • The thermal conductance of a He4 film has been studied in conjunction with torsional oscillator measurements of the superfluid response. A dramatic rise in the thermal conductance is observed just above the Kosterlitz-Thouless transition temperature determined by the torsional oscillator. In agreement with the theoretical predictions of Ambegaokar et al., the thermal conductance is found to diverge as the exponential of (T-Tc)-12 for T' Tc+. 1981 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review Letters

author list (cited authors)

  • Agnolet, G., Teitel, S. L., & Reppy, J. D.

citation count

  • 49

complete list of authors

  • Agnolet, G||Teitel, SL||Reppy, JD

publication date

  • November 1981