Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 91, Issue 5–6, pp 315–339 | Cite as

Investigation of quantized circulation in superfluid 3He-B

  • R. J. Zieve
  • Yu. M. Mukharsky
  • J. D. Close
  • J. C. Davis
  • R. E. Packard

We have studied circulation in superfluid 3He-B with a vibrating wire. We find that the circulation quantum equals h/2m 3 to within experimental error at several pressures. We have also measured circulation in rotating superfluid 3He-B, and have observed a precessional motion of a single vortex line. Finally, we have found the unexpected result that circulation around the wire does not affect the pair-breaking critical velocity.


Vortex Magnetic Material Experimental Error Unexpected Result Critical Velocity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. J. Zieve
    • 1
  • Yu. M. Mukharsky
    • 1
  • J. D. Close
    • 1
  • J. C. Davis
    • 1
  • R. E. Packard
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeley

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