Superfluidity in a Doped Helium Droplet

E. W. Draeger, D. M. Ceperley

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Path-integral Monte Carlo calculations of the superfluid density throughout [Formula presented] droplets doped with linear impurities are presented. After deriving a local estimator for the superfluid density distribution, we find a decreased superfluid response in the cylindrically symmetric region of the first solvation layer. The helium in this region has a superfluid transition temperature similar to that of a two-dimensional helium system and may be responsible for previously unexplained experimental [Formula presented]-branch measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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