Bartkowiak, M. and Fisher, Shaun N. and Guénault, Anthony M. and Haley, Richard P. and Plenderleith, G. N. and Pickett, George R. and Skyba, P. (2000) Asymmetrical nucleation of the A-B transition in superfluid He-3. Physica B: Condensed Matter, 284-28 (1). pp. 242-243. ISSN 0921-4526Full text not available from this repository.
Using a magnetic field we can induce nucleation in superfluid He-3 both ways across the A-B phase boundary, at temperatures below 0.2T(c). The nucleation takes place in a quasiparticle black-body radiator in a variable magnetic field profile and is detected from the associated temperature jump. Before A-phase will nucleate, the parent B-phase must be overmagnetised by a history-dependent amount. Similarly, B-phase nucleation requires a degree of undermagnetisation. However, the transition is asymmetric and the history dependences are quite different. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Physica B: Condensed Matter|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||He-3 superfluid ; nucleation ; ultralow temperatures|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics|
|Deposited By:||Dr Richard P. Haley|
|Deposited On:||28 Jan 2009 16:48|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 16:10|
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