Publications [#245442] of Robert P. Behringer

Papers Published
  1. Behringer, RP; Ahlers, G, Heat transport and critical slowing down near the Rayleigh-Bénard instability in cylindrical containers, Physics Letters A, vol. 62 no. 5 (1977), pp. 329-331 [doi] .

    Measurements of heat transport across layers of liquid He I heated from below show a sharp transition to fluid flow at the gravitationally driven Rayleigh-Bénard instability. The effective thermal conductivity of the convecting fluid is found to be a linear function of the reduced Rayleigh number (R - Rc)/Rc and to have a slope which agrees with calculations. Critical slowing down near Rc is measured and found to be in excellent agreement with theory. © 1977.