Model for Thermally Sustained Pressure Oscillations Associated with Liquid Helium

  • P. Thullen
  • J. L. SmithJr.
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 13)


In the operation of systems associated with liquid helium, many workers have observed thermally sustained pressure oscillations [2,4,5,7,8,11,16,17]. These oscillations cause pressure fluctuations and a vastly increased heat leak to the low-temperature region. The geometry of such systems is generally as illustrated in Fig. 1.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Thullen
    • 1
  • J. L. SmithJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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