Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 196, Issue 1–2, pp 190–196 | Cite as

Dynamics of Fine Particles Due to Quantized Vortices on the Surface of Superfluid \(^4\hbox {He}\)

  • Sosuke InuiEmail author
  • Makoto Tsubota
  • Peter Moroshkin
  • Paul Leiderer
  • Kimitoshi Kono


We have conducted calculations of the coupled dynamics of quantized vortices and fine metallic particles trapped at a free surface of superfluid \(^4\hbox {He}\). The computational result so far indicates that a particle–vortex complex may produce quasi-periodic motions along the surface and that the motions can be enhanced if the metallic particles are heated and induce local radial flows. Our results qualitatively reproduce recent experimental observations of trapped particle motion.


Quantized vortices Free surface of \(^4\hbox {He}\) Vortex filament model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Osaka City UniversityOsakaJapan
  2. 2.Okinawa Institute of Science and TechnologyOkinawaJapan
  3. 3.University of KonstanzConstanceGermany
  4. 4.National Chiao Tung UniversityHsinchu CityTaiwan

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