We describe preliminary results of heat capacity measurements of the 4/7 phase in two dimensional 3He adsorbed on graphite preplated with a 4He monolayer in a temperature range between 0.17 and 20 mK. In zero magnetic field, we observed a double-peak structure similar to that reported previously for the same phase in a different system (3 He/3 He/gr) in which the gapless quantum spin-liquid ground state is proposed. The exchange interaction deduced from the high temperature data is by a factor of 30% smaller than the previous one, presumably because of the smaller lattice constant for the 3He/4He/gr system. The present result provides strong evidence that such a peculiar temperature dependence of heat capacity is characteristic of the 4/7 phase. Application of magnetic fields up to 0.65 T on this phase does not seem to change appreciably the higher temperature broad peak at around 1.4 mK.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Low Temperature Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2004 Jan|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)