Interpretation of recent results on He3 below 3 mK: A new liquid phase?

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It is demonstrated that recent NMR results in He3 indicate that at 2.65 mK, the liquid makes a second-order transition to a phase in which the "spin-orbit" symmetry is spontaneously broken. The hypothesis that this phase is a BCS-type phase in which pairs form with l odd, S=1, Sz=±1 leads to reasonable agreement with both NMR and thermodynamic data, but involves some difficulties as to stability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1227-1230
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number18
StatePublished - Jan 1 1972
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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