Anharmonic Effects in Ultrasonic Propagation Near the λ-Transition of 4He

  • H. Kwun
  • A. Hikata
  • C. Elbaum

Abstract

We have carried out the first measurements of second harmonics of a longitudinal ultrasonic wave generated in pressurized liquid 4He near the λ-transition. The measurements yield the behavior of the anharmonic coupling coefficient, C, which represents the non- linearity of the system, near the critical region. The importance of these anharmonic terms near the critical region for the understanding of critical phenomena has been stressed recently by Gitterman1.

Keywords

Lithium Attenuation Acoustics Onic 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Kwun
    • 1
  • A. Hikata
    • 1
  • C. Elbaum
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics and Metals Research LaboratoryBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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