Comment on some proposed mechanisms for attenuation of third sound

M. W. Cole, D. L. Goodstein

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Two explanations have been proposed for an apparent discrepancy between theoretical prediction and experimental measurement of third-sound attenuation. One of these proposes a new "macroscopic quantum uncertainly principle," and the other proceeds via nonlinear, anharmonic effects due to zero-point fluctuations. We argue that neither suggestion is acceptable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2806-2807
Number of pages2
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1974

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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