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Bubbles in superfluid helium containing six and eight electrons: Soft, quantum nanomaterial

Yadav, N and Sen, P and Ghosh, A (2021) Bubbles in superfluid helium containing six and eight electrons: Soft, quantum nanomaterial. In: Science Advances, 7 (28).

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abi7128


The role of quantum fluctuations in the self-assembly of soft materials is relatively unexplored, which could be important in the development of next-generation quantum materials. Here, we report two species of nanometer-sized bubbles in liquid helium-4 that contain six and eight electrons, forming a versatile, platform to study self-assembly at the intersection of classical and quantum worlds. These objects are formed through subtle interplay of the short-range electron-helium repulsion and easy deformability of the bulk liquid. We identify these nanometric bubbles in superfluid helium using cavitation threshold spectroscopy, visualize their decoration of quantized vortex lines, and study their creation through multiple methods. The objects were found to be stable for at least 15 milliseconds at 1.5 kelvin and can therefore allow fundamental studies of few-body quantum interactions under soft confinements. Copyright © 2021 The Authors, some rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Science Advances
Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to Authors
Keywords: Liquefied gases, Cavitation thresholds; Fundamental studies; Liquid helium; Multiple methods; Nanometric bubbles; Quantized vortex; Quantum fluctuation; Quantum interactions, Superfluid helium
Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Centre for Nano Science and Engineering
Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2021 15:56
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2021 15:56
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/69665

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