skip to main content

Title: Superfluid {sup 3}He, a two-fluid system, with the normal-fluid dynamics dominated by Andreev reflection

As a specific offering towards his festschrift, we present a review the various properties of the excitation gas in superfluid {sup 3}He, which depend on Andreev reflection. This phenomenon dominates many of the properties of the normal fluid, especially at the lowest temperatures. We outline the ideas behind this dominance and describe a sample of the many experiments in this system which the operation of Andreev reflection has made possible, from temperature measurement, particle detection, vortex imaging to cosmological analogues.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Lancaster University, Department of Physics (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22472480
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics; Journal Volume: 119; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2014 Pleiades Publishing, Inc.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; EXCITATION; FLUID MECHANICS; HELIUM 3; OPERATION; REFLECTION; SUPERFLUIDITY; TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0000-0013 K; VORTICES