Helium Three

Hardcover | June 1, 2001

byRoland Dobbs

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The condensed phases of helium three provide an exciting laboratory for many fundamental questions in condensed matter physics. Due to its light mass and weak interatomic potential, the condensed phases of helium display quantum effects more dramatically than any other atomic system. Intuitionbased on classical experience is often misleading in these phases: the solid phase for instance is less ordered at low temperature than the liquid phase. The present book is unique in covering all the low temperature properties of helium three as liquid, superfluid, and solid. It provides anintroduction to the extensive literature on helium three from the point of view of an experimentalist, and includes the analogy of its properties with the cosmological 'big bang'. Graduate students, researchers, and professionals in condensed matter physics and low temperature physics will findthis the standard reference work for the decade to come.

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The condensed phases of helium three provide an exciting laboratory for many fundamental questions in condensed matter physics. Due to its light mass and weak interatomic potential, the condensed phases of helium display quantum effects more dramatically than any other atomic system. Intuitionbased on classical experience is often misl...

Roland Dobbs, Professor Emeritus of Physics, University of London and Visiting Professor of Physics, University of Sussex

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Format:HardcoverPublished:June 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198506406

ISBN - 13:9780198506409

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Preface1. IntroductionI. LIQUID HELIUM 32. Fermi Gas3. Fermi Liquid in Equilibrium4. Transport Properties5. Collective Modes6. Motion of Particles7. Further Theories8. Surfaces and Interfaces9. Spin-polarized LiquidII. MIXTURES OF 3He AND 4He10. Basic Properties11. Acoustic and Temperature Waves12. Transport Properties13. Neutron and Phonon Scattering14. Theory of Spin-polarized Solutions15. Properties of Spin-polarized Solutions16. Low Dimensional Structures17. Interfaces18. Solutions of 4He in 3He19. Search for Superfluidity in MixturesIII. SUPERFLUID HELIUM 320. Basic Properties21. BCS Superfluids22. Multiple Phases23. Superfluidity24. Magnetic Resonance Properties25. Collective Modes26. Hydrodynamics27. Surfaces and Interfaces28. Rotating SuperfluidIV.SOLID HELIUM 329. Quantum Crystal30. Lattice Dynamics31. Paramagnetism32. Antiferromagnetism in the B.C.C. Phase33. Ferromagnetism in the H.C.P. Phase34. Crystal Shapes and Defects35. Low Dimensional StructuresReferencesAuthor IndexSubject Index