CaltechAUTHORS
  A Caltech Library Service

Interfacial Surface Energy between the Superfluid Phases of He3

Osheroff, D. D. and Cross, M. C. (1977) Interfacial Surface Energy between the Superfluid Phases of He3. Physical Review Letters, 38 (16). pp. 905-909. ISSN 0031-9007. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:OSHprl77

[img]
Preview
PDF
See Usage Policy.

915Kb

Use this Persistent URL to link to this item: http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:OSHprl77

Abstract

We report the first measurements of σAB, the surface energy associated with the interface between the A and B phases of superfluid 3He as they coexist at TAB. At melting pressure we find σAB=6×10^-6 erg cm^-2 in no magnetic field (TAB/TC=0.79) rising to σAB=1.6×10^-5 erg cm^-2 in a magnetic field of 4 kOe (TAB/TC=0.5). Theoretical calculations that we present give an estimate about 50% larger.


Item Type:Article
Additional Information:©1977 The American Physical Society Received 24 January 1977 We wish to acknowledge contributions to the theoretical work presented here by W. F. Brinkman and useful and stimulating conversations regarding the experiment with A. J. Leggett and N. D. Mermin. We also wish to thank W. O. Sprenger for his technical support.
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:OSHprl77
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:OSHprl77
Alternative URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.38.905
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:5296
Collection:CaltechAUTHORS
Deposited By: Archive Administrator
Deposited On:09 Oct 2006
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 09:05

Repository Staff Only: item control page