Measurements of high-frequency sound propagation in He3-B

D. B. Mast*, Bimal K. Sarma, J. R. Owers-Bradley, I. D. Calder, J. B. Ketterson, W. P. Halperin

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Measurements of the attenuation and velocity of pulsed high-frequency sound have been performed up to 133 MHz in superfluid He3-B. A new collective mode of the order parameter was discovered at a frequency extrapolated to Tc of =(1.165+0.05)BCS(Tc), where BCS(T) is the energy gap in the weak-coupling BCS theory. The group velocity has been observed to decrease by as much as 23 of the zero-sound velocity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)266-269
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1980

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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