International Conference on Low Temperature Physics (LT) 2006
Conference paper

Measurements of superfluid 4He flow through Sub-15 nm aperture arrays

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We have constructed an experiment designed to study Josephson phenomena in 4He. Motivated by reports and our ideas for novel silicon nanofabrication techniques, we designed the experiment to study the possibility of a transition from stochastic to coherent phase slippage. Here we briefly describe the nanofabrication of sub-15 nm aperture arrays and show preliminary data. For temperatures below 2 K, these data show temperature dependence of the superfluid critical velocity through the weak link which is characteristic of phase-slip limited flow. © 2006 American Institute of Physics.