Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 94, Issue 1–2, pp 1–4 | Cite as

Thin films of3He — Implications on the identification of3HeA

  • S. K. Yip
Rapid Communications


Recently the identification of3He — A with the axial state has been questioned. It is suggested that the A-phase can actually be in the axiplanar state. We point out in the present paper that experiments in a film geometry may be useful to distinguish the above two possibilities. In particular a second order phase transition between an axial and an axiplanar state would occur as a function of thickness or temperature.

PACS numbers

67.57.-z 67.70.+n 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. K. Yip
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

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