Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Jeans instability in superfluids
Raymond and Beverly Sackler School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel-Aviv University, 69978, Tel Aviv, Israel
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Accepted: 14 November 2014
Published online: 26 November 2014
We analyze the effect of a gravitational field on the sound modes of superfluids. We derive an instability condition that generalizes the well-known Jeans instability of the sound mode in normal fluids. We discuss potential experimental implications.
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