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Oscillatory He II mass flow behaviour of FEPS in self sustained mode

Kasthurirengan, S and Jacob, S and Karunanithi, R and Hofmann, A (1990) Oscillatory He II mass flow behaviour of FEPS in self sustained mode. In: of the 19th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics, 16-22 Aug. 1990, Brighton, UK, pp. 129-130.

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He II flow driven by Fountain effect pumps (FEPs) operating in self sustained mode in test loops of different impedances have shown oscillatory behaviour for test section heat loads upto 1.2 W. The period of oscillation depends on the applied heat load, bath temperature of He II (Tbath) and the impedance of the test loop. The occurrence of oscillations is qualitatively understood due to the existence of an `onset temperature' to generate convection in the loop. The boundary between the stable and oscillatory states have been mapped. A combined normal and self sustained mode of operation of FEP eliminates these oscillations for practical applications.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: North Holland
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to North Holland
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:38
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/11200

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