Criticism of the single-particle-green's-function approach to the excitation spectrum of superfluid liquid helium

J. P. Straley

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Abstract

The experimentally observed spectrum for superfluid liquid helium has properties which are characteristic of a sound spectrum but in disagreement with the predictions of a naive use of the single-particle-Green's-function approach. It is argued that the dynamical origins of the spectrum are closely related to those which give rise to the sound propagation in normal liquids, and therefore that the helium spectrum should be sought in structures and formalisms that would be used to study sound in normal liquids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)338-341
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1972

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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