In a unique state of matter called a superfluid, tiny "tornadoes" form that may play an important role in nanotechnology, superconductivity, and other applications. Just as tornadoes are invisible air currents that become visible when they suck debris into their cores, the quantum vortices in superfluids attract atoms that make the vortices visible. Quantum vortices are so small they can only be imaged using very short-wavelength x-rays, however.
ricomayro 2017-06-08T15:32:35+00:00Hunting Quantum Tornadoes with X-rays ricomayro 2017-06-08T15:32:35+00:00
Superfluid helium droplets