Low Temperature Physics: 39, 786 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4821078
Физика Низких Температур: Том 39, Выпуск 9 (Сентябрь 2013), c. 1012-1020    ( к оглавлению , назад )

Observation of superfluidity in two- and one-dimensions

Nobuo Wada, Mitsunori Hieda, Ryo Toda*, and Taku Matsushita

Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8602, Japan
E-mail: wada.nobuo@j.mbox.nagoya-u.ac.jp

Received March 4, 2013


Even though there is no long-range-ordered state of a superfluid in dimensions lower than the three-dimension (3D) such as bulk 4He liquid, superfluidity has been observed for flat 4He films in 2D and recently for nanotubes of 4He in 1D by the torsional oscillator method. In the 2D state, in addition to the superfluid below the 2D Kosterlitz–Thouless transition temperature TKT, superfluidity is also observed in a normal fluid state above TKT, which depends strongly on the measurement frequency and the system size. In the 1D state of the nano-tubes, superfluidity is directly observed as a frequency shift in the torsional oscillator experiment. Some calculations suggest a superfluidity of a 1D Bose fluid with a finite length, where thermal excitations of 2p-phase winding play the main role for superfluid onset of each tube. Dynamics of the 1D superfluidity is also suggested by observing the dissipation in the torsional oscillator experiment.

PACS: 67.25.bh Thermodynamic properties;
PACS: 67.25.dw Superfluidity in small clusters;
PACS: 68.65.–k Low-dimensional, mesoscopic, nanoscale and other related systems: structure and nonelec-tronic properties.

Ключевые слова: superfluidity, one-dimension, two-dimension, phase-winding, vortex.