Junes, Heikko J. and Alles, Harry and Parshin, Alexander Y. and Todoshchenko, Igor A. and Tsepelin, Viktor (2007) First observation of the critical size of facets on He-3 crystals near 1 mK. Journal of Low Temperature Physics, 146 (1-2). pp. 85-93. ISSN 0022-2291Full text not available from this repository.
We have been able to obtain the step free energies of the basic (110) and (100) facets on He-3 crystals near 1 mK by using a new method in which the critical radius of facets is measured on slowly melting crystals. The critical radius is obtained by tracking optically the moment that the facet collapses. Our findings confirm that at such low temperatures the liquid-solid interface of He-3 is indeed strongly coupled to the crystal lattice, as was suggested in our previous studies.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Low Temperature Physics|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||ROUGHENING TRANSITION ; SOLID HE-3 ; GROWTH ; SURFACES|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics|
|Deposited By:||Dr Richard P. Haley|
|Deposited On:||03 Feb 2009 09:34|
|Last Modified:||04 Nov 2015 00:22|
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