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Vortex-loop calculation of the specific heat of superfluid 4He under pressure
Andrew Forrester, Gary A. Williams

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Date: 2019-07-10 12:00 PM – 03:45 PM
Last modified: 2019-06-14


A vortex-loop RG [1] is used to compute the specific heat of superfluid 4He near the lambda point at varous pressures up to 28 bars.  The input parameters are the the pressure dependence of  T_lambda and the superfluid density, which determine the non-universal parameters of the vortex core energy and core size.  The results are found to be in good agreement with the experimental data of Ahlers [2], matching the pressure dependence to within about 5%

[1] G. A. Williams, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 1201 (1999); B. Chattopadhyay, M.C. Mahato, and S. R. Shenoy, Phys. Rev. B 47, 15159 (1993).

[2] G. Ahlers, Phys. Rev A 8, 530 (1973).