Ripplon damping on superfluid helium

Raymund Jones, A Williams, William Vinen, P Ewbank

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We quantise the classical anharmonic hamiltonian describing an ideal fluid with a free surface. A calculation is presented which yields the lifetime of a surface wave on the fluid at all temperatures. A comparison is made between our results, those of previous authors and the current experimental situation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)553-554
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica B - Physics of Condensed Matter
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 1994


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