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Fission of Multielectron Bubbles in Liquid Helium Under Electric Fields

Vadakkumbatt, V and Ghosh, A (2017) Fission of Multielectron Bubbles in Liquid Helium Under Electric Fields. In: JOURNAL OF LOW TEMPERATURE PHYSICS, 187 (5-6). pp. 369-375.

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Official URL: http://doi.org/10.1007/s10909-016-1682-x


Multielectron bubbles (MEBs) are cavities in liquid helium which contain a layer of electrons trapped within few nanometres from their inner surfaces. These bubbles are promising candidates to probe a system of interacting electrons in curved geometries, but have been subjected to limited experimental investigation. Here, we report on the observation of fission of MEBs under strong electric fields, which arises due to fast rearrangement of electrons inside the bubbles, leading to their deformation and eventually instability. We measured the electrons to be distributed unequally between the daughter bubbles which could be used to control the charge density inside MEBs.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the SPRINGER/PLENUM PUBLISHERS, 233 SPRING ST, NEW YORK, NY 10013 USA
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Centre for Nano Science and Engineering
Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2017 06:52
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2017 06:52
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/57625

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