Modification of the superfluid 3He phase diagram by impurity scattering

G. Gervais*, T. M. Haard, R. Nomura, N. Mulders, William P Halperin

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Impurity scattering of pure superfluid He by a 98% porosity aerogel near the bulk polycritical pressure was analyzed using transverse acoustic impedance experiments. In zero applied field, the equilibrium phase was found to be in the isotropic state. Superfluid phase transitions between isotropic and axial states in zero and nonzero applied fields exhibited strong supercooling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number035701
Pages (from-to)357011-357014
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 16 2001

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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