Generation efficiencies for propagating modes in a supersolid Academic Article uri icon


  • Using Andreev and Lifshitz's supersolid hydrodynamics, we obtain the propagating longitudinal modes at nonzero applied pressure Pa (necessary for solid H4 e), and their generation efficiencies by heaters and transducers. For small Pa, a solid develops an internal pressure P Pa2. This theory has stress contributions both from the lattice and an internal pressure P. Because both types of stress are included, the normal-mode analysis differs from previous works. Not surprisingly, transducers are significantly more efficient at producing elastic waves and heaters are significantly more efficient at producing fourth sound waves. We take the system to be isotropic, which should apply to systems that are glassy or consist of many crystallites; the results should also apply, at least qualitatively, to single-crystal hcp H4 e. 2010 The American Physical Society.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Sears, M. R., & Saslow, W. M.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Sears, Matthew R||Saslow, Wayne M

publication date

  • September 2010