Width of the surface layer of liquid He4

Milton W. Cole

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We note that a divergence predicted for the contribution of capillary waves to the surface-layer thickness disappears if the effect of gravity is included. The resulting finite value for He4 is computed as a function of temperature, and a comparison is made with the static contribution to the thickness. Application to other liquid systems is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1838-1840
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1970

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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