Wigner solid on the free surface of superfluid 3He-A

Keiya Shirahama, Hiroyuki Suto, Oleg I. Kirichek, Kimitoshi Kono

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Abstract

We have measured the resistance of the Wigner solid (WS) on the free surface of superfluid 3He-A. The A phase is formed by applying a magnetic field parallel to the surface. We have observed an abrupt decrease of resistance R at a temperature which decreases with increasing field. We attribute the decrease of R to the A-B superfluid transition. The WS resistance in the A-phase is found to be dominated by the scattering of 3He quasiparticles excited in the gapless orientation, which is perpendicular to the surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-278
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Volume284-288
Issue numberPART I
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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Keywords

  • He superfluid
  • Surface
  • Surface electrons
  • Wigner solid

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  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Shirahama, K., Suto, H., Kirichek, O. I., & Kono, K. (2000). Wigner solid on the free surface of superfluid 3He-A. Physica B: Condensed Matter, 284-288(PART I), 277-278.

Wigner solid on the free surface of superfluid 3He-A. / Shirahama, Keiya; Suto, Hiroyuki; Kirichek, Oleg I.; Kono, Kimitoshi.

In: Physica B: Condensed Matter, Vol. 284-288, No. PART I, 2000, p. 277-278.

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Shirahama, K, Suto, H, Kirichek, OI & Kono, K 2000, 'Wigner solid on the free surface of superfluid 3He-A', Physica B: Condensed Matter, vol. 284-288, no. PART I, pp. 277-278.
Shirahama K, Suto H, Kirichek OI, Kono K. Wigner solid on the free surface of superfluid 3He-A. Physica B: Condensed Matter. 2000;284-288(PART I):277-278.
Shirahama, Keiya ; Suto, Hiroyuki ; Kirichek, Oleg I. ; Kono, Kimitoshi. / Wigner solid on the free surface of superfluid 3He-A. In: Physica B: Condensed Matter. 2000 ; Vol. 284-288, No. PART I. pp. 277-278.
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