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Measurement of Anisotropy in the Dielectric Constant of 3He-A

Swift, G. W. and Eisenstein, J. P. and Packard, R. E. (1980) Measurement of Anisotropy in the Dielectric Constant of 3He-A. Physical Review Letters, 45 (24). pp. 1955-1958. ISSN 0031-9007.

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The first observation of anisotropy in the dielectric constant of superfluid 3He-A is reported. The measurement is made using parallel-plate capacitors immersed in 3He. A magnetic field is used to orient the anisotropy axis l-^. At TAB and 29 bars, the anisotropy is only εl-^⊥E→-εl-^∥E→=5×10^-11.

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Additional Information:©1980 The American Physical Society Received 2 September 1980 We would like to acknowledge useful conversation and/or correspondence with A. L. Fetter, S. Garrett, A. J. Leggett, and E. Yarmchuk. This work was sponsored by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DMR-79-25098.
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