We measured the complex transverse acoustic impedance of superfluid 3He in the B phase by coating a surface with 4He to study the boundary condition dependence of the surface bound states. Observed features in the temperature dependence were similar to those without 4He coating. However, temperatures showing singularities became higher and variations in the dependence became smaller. The small variations indicated that a specular surface was realized by the 4He coating. Increase in the singularity temperature indicated that the bandwidth of the surface Andreev bound states became broader by the coating.
- Andreev bound states
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)