Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 57, Issue 5–6, pp 589–599 | Cite as

Nuclear magnetic relaxation of helium-3 adsorbed on Mylar film

  • Brian P. Cowan
  • A. J. Kent


Pulsed NMR measurements on helium-3 adsorbed on Mylar film have been made at a Larmor frequency of 5 MHz for fractional monolayer coverages between 0.3 and 1. Relaxation times were measured at temperatures between 1.2 and 4 K for different orientations of the substrate plane with respect to the static magnetic field. Our results are consistent with a “patchy solid” model where approximately 0.1 of a monolayer remains relatively immobile, providing the relaxation mechanism, while the rest of the adsorbate remains fluid. We have no evidence for an abrupt transition of this fluid to a solid phase.


Magnetic Field Relaxation Time Magnetic Material Static Magnetic Field Relaxation Mechanism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian P. Cowan
    • 1
  • A. J. Kent
    • 1
  1. 1.Bedford CollegeUniversity of LondonLondonEngland

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