Harrison, John P. Department of Physics, Queen's University, Ontario, Canada.
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A resistance to the flow of heat across the interface between liquid helium and a solid. A temperature difference is required to drive heat from a solid into liquid helium, or vice versa; the temperature discontinuity occurs right at the interface. The Kapitza resistance, discovered by P. L. Kapitza, is defined in the equation below,
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