The Ranque effect
Institute of Chemistry and Technology of Rare Elements and Raw Mineral Materials, Kol'sk Scientific Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Fersmana 14, Apatity, Murmansk Region, 184200, Russian Federation
The existing theories of the Ranque effect are reviewed and their inherent inconsistencies in the interpretation of some experimental data discussed. A new approach to the vortex effect is formulated, which provides a unified explanation of all the experimental data available.