We perform a fully coupled three-dimensional numerical calculation of superfluid vortices and normal fluid to study finite temperature effects of vortex reconnections. We find that, by inducing Kelvin waves on the superfluid filaments, reconnections greatly increase the viscous dissipation of the normal fluid.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||EPL: A Letters Journal Exploring the Frontiers of Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Jun 2001|
- vortices and turbulence
- hydrodynamic aspects of superfluidity