Bartkowiak, M. and Fisher, Shaun N. and Guénault, Anthony M. and Haley, Richard P. and Pickett, George R. and Rogge, M. C. and Skyba, P. (2002) The unique superfluid He-3 A-B interface: Surface tension and contact angle. Journal of Low Temperature Physics, 126 (1-2). pp. 533-538. ISSN 0022-2291Full text not available from this repository.
We have measured the A-B boundary wall contact angle and the phase interface surface tension in superfluid He-3. The measurements have been made in the ballistic temperature regime at zero pressure in magnetic fields up to 400 mT. We infer the surface energies from the behaviour of the phase boundary moving in and out of a stack of glass capillary tubes. We measure the wall contact angle from the observed capillary height and obtain the interphase surface tension from the level of over- or under-magnetisation when the interface "pops" out of the capillaries. This is the first measurement of both the surface tension and contact angle in high magnetic fields.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Low Temperature Physics|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||A-PHASE ; B-PHASE ; SURFACE-ENERGY ; TRANSITION ; BOUNDARY|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics|
|Deposited By:||Dr Richard P. Haley|
|Deposited On:||26 Jan 2009 10:54|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 16:10|
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