Applications of the quartz tuning fork in classical and superfluid hydrodynamics
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University
in Prague, V
Holesovickach 2, 180 00, Praha
8, Czech Republic
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We present a short review of the multitude of applications of the commercially produced quartz tuning fork in cryogenic ﬂuid dynamics, using cold gaseous, normal liquid and superﬂuid 4He as working ﬂuids with extraordinary, but well-known and tunable physical properties. While the central focus of this work is the use of the tuning fork as a detector of classical and quantum turbulence, we also report other studies and applications, mainly on cavitation, pressure-, thermo- and viscosimetry. Finally, we mention brieﬂy our recent studies of the acoustic emission due to these high-Q oscillators and its effect on the characteristics of their resonance.
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