Magnetism of layered helium-3.

McClintock, Peter V. E. (1989) Magnetism of layered helium-3. Nature, 340 (6229). pp. 98-99. ISSN 1476-4687

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A layer or two of 3He atoms adsorbed on a flat surface at very low temperatures constitutes an almost ideal two-dimensional system in which a whole range of thermal and magnetic quantum phenomena may conveniently be investigated. Recent experiments, in several laboratories, have revealed some strange and unexpected behaviour that can arise in an apparently incomplete second atomic layer. Veit Elser has risen to the challenge provided by these data and, writing in Physical Review Letters (62, 2405-2408; 1989), suggests that the observed effects are associated with nuclear antiferromagnetism in what is actually a peculiarly loosely knit kind of two-dimensional solid.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Nature
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/qc
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 33021
Deposited By: Professor P. V. E. McClintock
Deposited On: 30 Apr 2010 10:43
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2019 15:13

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