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Phase Transitions in Two-Dimensional Superfluid 3He

Stein, D. L. and Cross, M. C. (1979) Phase Transitions in Two-Dimensional Superfluid 3He. Physical Review Letters, 42 (8). pp. 504-507. ISSN 0031-9007. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.42.504.

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A discussion of phase transitions in two-dimensional 3He is presented. A new type of phase transition is proposed, in which "islands of reversed l→" spontaneously nucleate, leading to an Ising-like transition. It is shown that such transitions may need to be taken into account, possibly competing with the well-know Kosterlitz-Thouless transition. Consequences of both types of transition are discussed.

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Additional Information:©1979 The American Physical Society Received 30 November 1978 One of us (D.L.S.) wishes to thank Dr. K. DeConde and Dr. L. Fleishman for many helpful conversations. This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation Grant No. DMR 78-03015.
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