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Slowly unwinding in 3He.

McClintock, Peter V. E. (1992) Slowly unwinding in 3He. Nature, 356 (6372). pp. 749-750. ISSN 1476-4687

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Abstract

Quantized vortices in superfluid 3He wrapped around a smooth wire can slowly unzip themselves, precessing as they do so, according to a recent experiment by R. E. Packard and colleagues (R. J. Zieve et ai. Phys. Rev. Leu. 68, 1327- 1330; 1992) at the University of California at Berkeley. This discovery was the unexpected bonus of an experiment which yielded an extremely accurate value of the quantum of circulation.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Nature
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 33001
Deposited By: Professor P. V. E. McClintock
Deposited On: 30 Apr 2010 10:19
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 21:49
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/33001

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