Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 18, Issue 3–4, pp 377–385 | Cite as

Magnetic behavior of B phase of superfluid 3He in the nonlinear regime

  • Kazumi Maki
  • Chia-Ren Hu

Assuming that the B phase of superfluid 3He is described by a spherical triplet state of Balian and Werthamer, the magnetic response of the B phase is formulated in terms of the rotation of the condensate spin axis. In a cylindrical geometry with the axis parallel to an external magnetic field two distinct equilibrium configurations are likely to be realized depending on the field strength. The ringing behavior of the magnetization after a sudden application (or removal) of an external field is considered for these two configurations. These two configurations give rise to different ringing behavior.


Magnetic Field Field Strength Magnetic Material External Magnetic Field External Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kazumi Maki
    • 1
  • Chia-Ren Hu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles

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