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Cantilever anemometer based on a superconducting micro-resonator: Application to superfluid turbulence
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FIG. 1.

Cantilever anemometer in the bulk of a liquid helium flow.

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FIG. 2.

Main dimensions of the probe and niobium pattern of the micro-resonator circuit. The three grayscale images are SEM pictures.

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FIG. 3.

Schematic description of the deep-etching steps. (a) Bulk silicon wafer with aluminum masks on both sides. (b) 1μm-deep RIE etching of top side. (c) Deep-etching of bottom side until a leak is detected. (d) Final structure after cleaning the aluminum layers.

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FIG. 4.

Transmission coefficient S 21 through the superconducting feedline (see text) measured with a Vector Network Analyser at T = 1.67 K. The input power on the feedline is −20 dBm. The resonance frequency of this LC-resonator is 952 MHz. The quality factor is Q ≈ 103. The fluid mean velocity is either zero (black dashed line) or ≈ 1m/s (red line). The “working range” corresponds to the frequency range in which the carrier frequency is chosen when the resonator is probed by frequency modulation (see Figure 5).

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FIG. 5.

Electronic diagram used to perform the fluctuations measurements of the cantilever elongation by frequency modulation.

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FIG. 6.

Calibration of the probe in He II. Open green triangles: T = 2.07 K (ρ = 145.8 kg/m3). Red squares: T = 1.82 K (ρ = 145.4 kg/m3). Open blue circles: T = 1.66 K (ρ = 145.3 kg/m3). Insert: Power spectra of the fluctuating signal. From bottom up: 0 m/s and 1m/s at T = 1.66 K, 1.1 m/s and 1.35 m/s at T = 1.82 K. The green arrow points toward the vortex shedding peak.


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Scitation: Cantilever anemometer based on a superconducting micro-resonator: Application to superfluid turbulence