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Nucleation and growth of He-3 crystals below 1 mK.

Tsepelin, Viktor and Alles, Harry and Babkin, A. and Harme, J. P. H. and Jochemsen, Reyer and Parshin, Alexander Y. and Tvalashvili, G. (2000) Nucleation and growth of He-3 crystals below 1 mK. Physica B: Condensed Matter, 284-28 (1). pp. 351-352. ISSN 0921-4526

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Abstract

We describe our first measurements on nucleation and growth of He-3 crystals at temperatures down to 0.55 mK. Nucleation of the solid phase initiated by high voltage has been explored. The growth kinetics of the solid-liquid interface has been studied by combining a low-temperature multiple-beam interferometer and high-precision pressure measurements. The effective growth coefficient obtained in our preliminary measurements is consistent with the data of Akimoto et al. at 0.7 mK (Physica B 255 (1998) 19).

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Physica B: Condensed Matter
Uncontrolled Keywords: growth kinetics ; He-3 liquid-solid interface ; He-3 solid ; liquid-solid interface ; optical interferometry ; solid He-3
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 23545
Deposited By: Dr Richard P. Haley
Deposited On: 03 Feb 2009 13:09
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 16:11
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/23545

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