Evidence for magnetic coupling in the thermal boundary resistance between liquid He3 and platinum

T. Perry*, Keith Deconde, J. A. Sauls, D. L. Stein

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The first measurements are reported showing that the thermal boundary resistance between a metal and liquid He3 depends on the applied magnetic field. The resistance, which is not affected by pressure changes or superfluidity of the liquid, is insensitive to fields less than 2 kG, but increases by a factor of 3 when the field is increased to 8 kG. The experimental results are explained by a model which assumes that the thermal transfer between the Pt and He3 is due to a magnetic coupling between the magnetic moments of conduction electrons in the metal and the nuclear spins of the solid He3 layer on the Pt surface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1831-1834
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number26
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982


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