Fizika Nizkikh Temperatur: Volume 47, Number 9 (September 2021), p. 804-818 ( to contents , go back )
Dynamics, properties and spectrum of reconnecting vortex loops in superfluid helium (Review Article)
L. P. Kondaurova1,2 and V. A. Andryushchenko1,3
1Kutateladze Institute of Thermophysics, Siberian Branch of the RAS, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia
2National Research University "Moscow Power Engineering Institute", Moscow 111250, Russia
3Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia
Received April 05, 2021, published online July 26, 2021
The quantum turbulence is a collection of the interacting quantum vortex loops and filaments. The main goal of this work is to systematize the information on the current state of the research on the reconnecting quantized vortex loops in the superfluid helium: the geometry, the dynamics, the properties of the vortex loops, the energy spectrum before and after the reconnections. The paper discusses the possible role of the reconnections in the formation of the turbulent spectrum. In addition, in this paper the main methods and approaches to the study of the reconnecting vortex loops and quantum turbulence are discussed.
Key words: superfluid helium, vortex loops, reconnections, energy spectrum.