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DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Quantum Vortices

Caption: In this illustration, a patterned 3-D grid of tiny whirlpools, called quantum vortices, populate a nanoscale droplet of superfluid helium. Researchers found that in a micron-sized droplet, the density of vortices was 100,000 times greater than in any previous experiment on superfluids. An artistic rendering of a wheel-shaped droplet can be seen in the distance.

Credit: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

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