Ion Track Technology


Reimar Spohr

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Search for Superfluid Josephson Effect. C. Trautmann, R. Spohr, J. Vetter, G. Eska, Y. Hirayoshi. Nucl. Tracks Radiat. Meas., vol. 19, nos 1-4, pp. 967-970, (1991).

The superfluid Josephson effect is based on the weak coupling between two adjacent superfluid reservoirs, relates their pressure difference to a frequency and promises the realization of high-precision sensors for pressure and rotation. Ion tracks provide obstacles sufficiently small to interfere with superfluids. These so-called "weak links" represent potential barriers through which tunneling occurs between the two neighboring superfluid reservoirs. The experimental status is described..