Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 121, Issue 5–6, pp 465–470 | Cite as

Superfluid 3He Thin Films with Specularly Reflecting Walls

  • Hitoshi Furukawa
  • Tetsuo Ohmi


We calculate the specific heat of superfluid 3 He film thinner than the coherence length. In such a thin film, quantization on the confined direction makes eigenstates discrete, thus there appears a set of Fermi disks which are just like subband. Because of both the discreteness and ABM-like energy gap, the specific heat exhibits Schottky type character, which becomes conspicuous in special thin region.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hitoshi Furukawa
    • 1
  • Tetsuo Ohmi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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