Open in the curiosity app

The Mind-Bending Properties Of Superfluid Helium

At super low temperatures, liquid helium keeps MRI machines and particle accelerators cooled and running. Just a few degrees above absolute zero, superfluid helium getz bizarre. A superfluid liquid is one that flows without friction. Because superfluid helium has zero viscosity, it can drip out through molecule-thin cracks in solid containers and climb out over the sides of a dish.

Share the knowledge!

Key Facts In This Video

  1. At absolute zero, atoms would completely stop moving. 00:23

  2. See liquid helium cooled down so low that the bubbles are still: 01:33

  3. The idea that a solid can contain a liquid no longer holds when the liquid becomes a superfluid. 02:48

Advertisement
Explore Related Subjects
Cancer
Sociology
Temperature
Weight