The Strange, Frictionless World of Superfluids

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Imagine a cup of tea that doesn't obey the laws of physics, it pours out of the bottom of your cup while crawling up the sides to the top, and you'll have a pretty good picture of the ultracold phenomena of superfluids.
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  1. SciShow


    26 dias atrás

    SciShow is supported by Go to to get 20% off of an annual Premium subscription.

    • Larisa Alin

      Larisa Alin

      5 dias atrás


    • Jacob Jerny

      Jacob Jerny

      13 dias atrás

      Wait if the superfluid never stops spinning does that mean there’s the potential for infinite energy?

    • Taskem Bin Rakum

      Taskem Bin Rakum

      14 dias atrás

      +Spear Shaker .

    • Marek Šťastný

      Marek Šťastný

      18 dias atrás

      The strange, bribe-full world of sponsorships.

    • The Radioactive Player

      The Radioactive Player

      20 dias atrás

      I have a theory for the theory of everything, but to compute both my and THE theory we will need to build a computer of such size that even life itself forms a part of its computation

  2. The Strangler

    The Strangler

    14 horas atrás

    Black hole: im the weirdest thing in universe Neutron star: hold on my strange matter

  3. Vontos' Magic Murder Bag

    Vontos' Magic Murder Bag

    15 horas atrás

    Why is there no video of this phenomenon included?

  4. Max Dagø

    Max Dagø

    9 dias atrás

    God made the Earth😂

  5. melvin vs melly

    melvin vs melly

    11 dias atrás

    They never showed the superfluid, talked too damn much

  6. Awss 1236

    Awss 1236

    11 dias atrás

    If they all move the same way why isn't it a non vibrating solid

  7. Anton Bjerketorp

    Anton Bjerketorp

    12 dias atrás

    Superfluid in cup=perpetual motion machine?

  8. Samuel Croll

    Samuel Croll

    12 dias atrás

    If aliens are at there, and they are good at really low levels, liquid helium is probably used as lotion

  9. Devanshu Soneta

    Devanshu Soneta

    12 dias atrás

    Superfluid supports Communism😜

  10. Brain Ion

    Brain Ion

    13 dias atrás

    So in simpler words helium-4 matter on the atomic level doesn't behave like normal matter anymore when the atoms kenetic energy is depleted enough. Then on the quantum level the quarks that make up the neucleons in the atoms of the helium then begin to act as bosons rather than fermions, which allows the fermions to bipass the Paulie exclusion principle making the helium act really weird, more weird than a non-newtonian fluid. This transformation of the heliums fermion's actions causes the entropy within the helium to be non-existant and force the heliums kenetic energy to behave in a unified way. And then you have a superfluid.

  11. kinda a crusade

    kinda a crusade

    13 dias atrás

    long story sort dont put hylium in 3 degrees kelvin

  12. greekgod41


    14 dias atrás

    Totally useless vid.....You could have at least shown some footage of liquid Helium in action to prove your point

  13. Adrian metzler-holden

    Adrian metzler-holden

    14 dias atrás

    Can this super fluid be used for super sex lube? 🤔

  14. Adrian metzler-holden

    Adrian metzler-holden

    14 dias atrás

    My brain is now a super fluid. Thanx.

  15. Jim Nichols

    Jim Nichols

    14 dias atrás

    "Them helium atoms will totally go rouge" that right there is science being taught well.

  16. Alice Taylor

    Alice Taylor

    14 dias atrás

    this dumb bish just learned so much! xx

  17. bahbahbah


    15 dias atrás

    wow the sneaky transition to brilliant is brilliant

  18. SkyWolf 2

    SkyWolf 2

    16 dias atrás

    What i mostly hear from molecular scientist or stuff like that QUANTUM

  19. Joseph Alberici

    Joseph Alberici

    16 dias atrás

    If you stir you probably put enough energy in the system to heat it past 2 kelvin though?

  20. Brennan McClelland

    Brennan McClelland

    16 dias atrás

    Bose-Einstein Condensates anyone?

  21. Sasha Whitefur

    Sasha Whitefur

    16 dias atrás


  22. suma rao

    suma rao

    16 dias atrás

    No lip sync right?

  23. Calvinsky Malbert

    Calvinsky Malbert

    17 dias atrás

    liquid helium:how does matter work again?

  24. Rory Kidd

    Rory Kidd

    17 dias atrás

    If you think about it a tricycle is just a unicycle with training wheels

  25. Frenzy


    17 dias atrás


  26. Livelife8072


    17 dias atrás

    Huh. I’ve been on the Keto diet for 6 weeks and lost 21lbs without exercise. It’s been working great.

  27. BiboyRobs123


    17 dias atrás

    the video title reminds me of kurzgesagt

  28. Terry Thomas

    Terry Thomas

    18 dias atrás

    You're boring

  29. Benedani


    18 dias atrás


  30. Diogo moreira

    Diogo moreira

    18 dias atrás

    im a flat earther and i don't believe in cold because nasa mentions it

    • Richard Clark

      Richard Clark

      16 dias atrás

      Diogo moreira as it is only the absence of heat one could make the case that cold is a myth much like the flat earth

  31. GalaxyOfReeses KIng

    GalaxyOfReeses KIng

    18 dias atrás

    Why are science BR-channelrs so loud...?

  32. Escanor Lion's Sin of Pride

    Escanor Lion's Sin of Pride

    18 dias atrás


  33. labibbidabibbadum


    18 dias atrás

    The best bit was not seeing any liquid helium in the whole video.

  34. Random Funnies

    Random Funnies

    18 dias atrás

    Scishow: ...And if your looking for a next step of your own you might like Brilliant’s daily challenges Me: Welp time to leave

  35. El Polar

    El Polar

    18 dias atrás

    when he said the atoms start to behave in unison I thought: So the liquid is like a solid?

  36. sarcasmo57


    18 dias atrás

    The universe is a funny place.

  37. Oliver Siemens

    Oliver Siemens

    18 dias atrás

    What the heck. I wanted to see it.

  38. ballz deep69

    ballz deep69

    18 dias atrás

    Quantum indigestion

  39. Jack Daniels

    Jack Daniels

    19 dias atrás

    Is it as cool as oobleck though?

  40. Queen Gabrielle Lavi Jahnsun

    Queen Gabrielle Lavi Jahnsun

    19 dias atrás

    Hank is the best

  41. shr00ms


    19 dias atrás

    2-2(0)III = 2003

  42. i3 13

    i3 13

    19 dias atrás

    You have no sample of the superfluid?

  43. Paul Jordan

    Paul Jordan

    19 dias atrás

    Is this what is known as Bose-Einstein Condensation?

  44. Chad Cummings

    Chad Cummings

    19 dias atrás

    "But! You can't see it with your eyes" (video proceeds NOT to show my eyes)

  45. Mr. Hardy

    Mr. Hardy

    19 dias atrás

    You know what would have been cool to 'see with your eyes?' Anything talked about in this video...

  46. Benji


    20 dias atrás

    Could dark energy somehow be a superfluid? Then it having no friction might explain why we’re having such a hard time finding it?

  47. FlyingJukebox


    20 dias atrás

    Also fun fact, there's this microbe, ebola or ecoli I think , something that starts with e, when suspended in a liquid, and pressed between two slides, they self arrange, and they also become a superfluid!

  48. Raymond Wiggins

    Raymond Wiggins

    20 dias atrás

    Batteries that don't degrade would be so good.

  49. Creamy Cream

    Creamy Cream

    20 dias atrás

    i neva frez

  50. bloobb ablubblublub

    bloobb ablubblublub

    20 dias atrás

    You'll just waste your time waiting for an experiment. Hes just a talking robot

  51. ralsei


    20 dias atrás

    pepole with alzheimer **shakes hands** helium-4

  52. Something Juicy

    Something Juicy

    20 dias atrás

    Is this the guy from crash course lmao

  53. Jonathan Walker

    Jonathan Walker

    20 dias atrás

    I wanted a video of this stuff so bad😂

  54. Constance Fredericka

    Constance Fredericka

    20 dias atrás

    this guy got me through Biology 123, microbiology, & chem 201

  55. Nex_Flex


    20 dias atrás

    This world is absolutely amazing. Just another example of a secret of our universe. That sounds like complete fiction until it’s discovered.

  56. Ratzfourtyfour


    20 dias atrás

    I was hoping to see more of Helium and less of a head bobbing nerd.

  57. Digalog


    20 dias atrás

    boring block of ice x) frozen water is even one of the most remarkable phenomena i believe since it it was the only fluid that expands when it freezes.

    • Akira


      17 dias atrás

      Not the only one, but I think it has the greatest expansion out of the few known.

  58. Choxolet yo

    Choxolet yo

    20 dias atrás

    But can it phase through flex tape?

  59. Gupie Dziecko

    Gupie Dziecko

    21 dia atrás

    can you make another episode about hydras? thanks a lot

  60. hugeKingKibbleFan 69

    hugeKingKibbleFan 69

    21 dia atrás

    The ultimate lube

  61. Reddblue


    21 dia atrás

    Oh, I love me some liquid helium to kick off the monday!

  62. Frosty


    21 dia atrás

    Was kinda hoping you were gonna show this brilliant phenomenon you kept going on about

  63. Dusk Zwehlsdorffen

    Dusk Zwehlsdorffen

    21 dia atrás

    Don't you just hate it when you're drinking your Helium cooled to 2 Kelvin and it spills out your coffee cup? Damn!

  64. BLACKPINK_fan_27


    21 dia atrás

    A cup of -270 helium a day keeps the doctor away! *U died*

  65. East Supreme Kai

    East Supreme Kai

    21 dia atrás

    You saying strange matter is a superfluid?

  66. Aeolem


    21 dia atrás

    Frictionless? *Thermodynamics wants to: Know your location*

  67. Albus Dumbeldoore

    Albus Dumbeldoore

    21 dia atrás

    cooling helium-4 to -270 degrees is a bug that the devs never found so they never patched it out.

  68. JayBenOh


    21 dia atrás

    And I watched the whole video hoping to see footage of a superfluid ... I am kind of disappointed.

  69. IamDunn


    21 dia atrás

    I think I truly understand the level of temperature of my ex-wife’s heart..... LOL :)

  70. Just Another Animator

    Just Another Animator

    21 dia atrás

    Cover yourself in superfluids and now your in space

  71. LASH


    21 dia atrás

    I might as well be reading a book right now

  72. Alohamora hello

    Alohamora hello

    21 dia atrás

    So? Is the new type of matter

  73. Task Reflex

    Task Reflex

    21 dia atrás

    Weirdly enough, I understood this...

  74. MrFatilo


    21 dia atrás

    The problem is, this is not reproducible, this experiment has not been reproduced since the 60s and there is no modern footage of this phenomenon. Many think that this was just a fluke rather than a true quantum mechanical event on macro scale.

  75. Christopher Noel

    Christopher Noel

    21 dia atrás

    I wonder what would happen if someone took a container of superfluid Helium-4 and compressed it. I'd assume that at least some of it would escape through the usual cracks... but would this compression reheat the superfluid helium, and what would happen? Would it stop behaving like a superfluid? Would the container explode apart, or would the superfluid just all squirt out like a tank of water with a hole in the bottom?

  76. Grass Observator

    Grass Observator

    21 dia atrás

    3:10 WHY? Because.

  77. Robert Shield

    Robert Shield

    21 dia atrás

    Oh, that's why the meniscus on liquids

  78. Liana Gao

    Liana Gao

    21 dia atrás

    Nobody: Helium -270 degrees: Physics isn’t real.

  79. panggop jio

    panggop jio

    21 dia atrás

    when the universe gets really old these types of phenomena will be common place along with other properties

  80. Zegaz Versailles

    Zegaz Versailles

    22 dias atrás

    Black panther is like helium... He neva freezes

  81. Blake Guion

    Blake Guion

    22 dias atrás

    wtf does this stuff mean

  82. Tyler Methot

    Tyler Methot

    22 dias atrás

    Nobody: Superfluid Atoms: ONE OF US! ONE OF US!

  83. ralsei


    22 dias atrás

    hank: hellium-4 is the coolest superfluid! neutron pasta: **laughs in x-ray**

  84. Tom Kenney

    Tom Kenney

    22 dias atrás

    I was all ready to supercharge my freezer but my girlfriend said I can't make this in the kitchen. What to do? Can you show us this quantum phenomenon? You make the claim at 3:30...

  85. Grigori Feresin

    Grigori Feresin

    22 dias atrás

    such a weird tea 😉 great video✌️

  86. Tristan Grimaux

    Tristan Grimaux

    23 dias atrás

    No video of the superfluid itself

  87. centurysword


    23 dias atrás

    power level well below 9000

  88. Poofiemus


    23 dias atrás

    Oh my god, wait. . . if space time is a superfluid, does that mean Dark Matter is a superfluid? Being frictionless WOULD explain why it barely interacts with anything . . .

    • kkinu juice

      kkinu juice

      19 dias atrás

      Ok ok then it should be not there as it cannot interact even with vaccum

  89. K. M.

    K. M.

    23 dias atrás

    why no video of the super-fluids in action?

  90. D Hawthorne

    D Hawthorne

    23 dias atrás

    For anyone interested, here is the first in a 6 part series on Liquid Helium II super-fluidity.

  91. Edward Record

    Edward Record

    23 dias atrás

    Why does food go stale? Is it the food going off due to microbes? Or is it some weird food reaction that happens in air, and for lack of a better example, like oxidation (food rust, which sounds just...horrible). Literally no idea. Anyways, excellent video on a pretty brainBr3Ak!nG topic :)

  92. TacComControl


    23 dias atrás

    So what you're saying is, if we want Boson Jumps from Nadesico, gonna need to throw some party balloons in the fridge. Got it.

  93. Mad Professor

    Mad Professor

    23 dias atrás

    I disagree

  94. JoeisCooking


    23 dias atrás

    Named after Dr. Sheldon Cooper?

  95. Vistico93


    23 dias atrás

    It would be nice, though, to get an updated video of superfluid helium. Any time I've looked it up, it's always that same very old video. I guess it'd be a waste of money just for the HD, but then it also wouldn't be a TOTAL waste of money...

  96. David Gustavsson

    David Gustavsson

    23 dias atrás

    When Fermi held lectures, his class was spread out over the benches, one student per row. When Bose held lectures, so did all his students.

  97. Madden Walsh

    Madden Walsh

    23 dias atrás

    Imagine SOLID HELIUM

  98. Kon


    23 dias atrás

    when the universe gets really old these types of phenomena will be common place along with other properties

  99. Navi Gator

    Navi Gator

    24 dias atrás

    You need to buy a couple of bar bells and put on some weight.

  100. Alexander Hugestrand

    Alexander Hugestrand

    24 dias atrás

    How does a radio work from a quantum mechanical perspective? Where are the quanta in that case?

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