Wednesday, June 26, 2013

1306.5783 (J. I. A. Li et al.)

Orientation of the Angular Momentum in Superfluid 3He-A in a Stretched

J. I. A. Li, A. M. Zimmerman, J. Pollanen, C. A. Collett, W. J. Gannon, W. P. Halperin
Superfluid 3He-A in a fully characterized stretched aerogel, used in previous work [1], has been studied for parallel and perpendicular orientations of the magnetic field relative to the anisotropy axis of the aerogel. Consistently, we find that an equal spin pairing state (ESP) is stabilized down to the lowest temperature. From our pulsed NMR frequency shifts as a function of temperature and tip angle, the orientation of the orbital angular momentum l has been determined. The aerogel anisotropy introduced by uniaxial stretching tends to align l in the axial state parallel to the strain axis, confirming the theory proposed by Sauls [2] and contrary to the prediction of Volovik [3] based on an impurity calculation of Rainer and Vuorio [4].
View original:

No comments:

Post a Comment