Transport properties of the A phase of superfluid 3He at low temperatures

O. Valls, A. Houghton

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Abstract

The results of a calculation of transport properties of the A phase of superfluid 3He are reported. The temperature dependence of the normal fluid density, viscosity, thermal conductivity, and nuclear spin relaxation time are given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-144
Number of pages2
JournalPhysics Letters A
Volume54
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 25 1975

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fd~isjnmO cos’70 f dE(an°/8E)— (TI/~)m+2 ~ sinO * Supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. GH-4 151 2 and by the Brown University Materials Re-search Program supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant GH-33631. ~ The temperature dependence of these components was first found by Saslow \[5\]A. careful calculation gives the prefactors in eqs. (2) and (3) which only differ from Saslow’s estimatesby factors of 2 and 8/3 respectively. * Our method ofdealing with the angular dependence of the collision integral breaks down at extremelylow temperatures (T/Tc ~ Tc/TF), when both P2 and p’ 1 can vary independently in a shell of width kT near the Fermi surface, giving rise to an extra factor of ~‘2~After completion of this work we received a communication from Combescot in which this behaviour at very low Tis found.

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