Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 89, Issue 1–2, pp 5–14 | Cite as

Unresolved problems in the superfluid phases of3He

  • H. M. Bozler
  • P. D. Saundry
  • Inseob Hahn
  • S. T. P. Boyd
  • C. M. Gould
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The early studies of the superfluid phases of3He were marked by often spectacular agreements between theoretical predictions and experimental results. Nevertheless, several experiments have failed to achieve either agreement with the prevailing theory or consistency with each other — and improved experiments do not remove these discrepancies. We will discuss two recent experiments at U.S.C. which indicate that there remain fundamental questions beyond experimental uncertainties. One of these is the stability of superflow in a complex texture in the A-phase. Experimental evidence indicates that superflow may actually be stabilized by the existence of a texture. The other is the long-standing discrepancy between static (SQUID) and dynamic (NMR) measurements of the magnetization discontinuity at the A-B transition. Our recent experiments using a first principles measurement of ΔM support the continued existence of the discrepancy.


Experimental Evidence Magnetic Material Theoretical Prediction Recent Experiment Fundamental Question 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. M. Bozler
    • 1
  • P. D. Saundry
    • 1
  • Inseob Hahn
    • 1
  • S. T. P. Boyd
    • 1
  • C. M. Gould
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles

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