The structure of liquid 4He across the λ-point

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Reverse Monte Carlo (RMC) modelling has been used to create three dimensional particle configurations of condensed 4He that are consistent with diffraction data at ten different temperatures across the superfluid transition. Here it is shown that all observable changes in the data are within the experimental uncertainties, so no conclusions can be drawn concerning possible structural differences between normal fluid and superfluid. The local structure is found to be dominantly icosahedral.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-125
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics and Chemistry of Liquids
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - dec. 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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