Quasiparticle ballistics, textural Andreev reflection and low-temperature transport in 3He-A

N. A. Greaves, A. J. Leggett

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Abstract

Investigates the propagation of quasiparticles in inhomogeneous samples of 3He-A, at temperatures low enough that the quasiparticle mean free path is long compared with the scale of textural variation. Under such conditions a quasiparticle may be reflected from a texture by conversion into a quasihole, a phenomenon analogous to the Andreev reflection well known in superconductors. The authors discuss various experiments which should illustrate this effect, and show that at least one of them should be feasible with current cryogenics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number014
Pages (from-to)4383-4404
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Physics C: Solid State Physics
Volume16
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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