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Helium Three

Roland Dobbs

Abstract

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. Intuition based 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 book covers all the low temperature properties of helium three as liquid, superfluid, and solid. It provides an introduction to the extensive liter ... More

Keywords: condensed phases, condensed matter physics, light mass, weak interatomic potential, quantum effects, solid phase, liquid phase, superfluid, big bang

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780198506409
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198506409.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roland Dobbs, author
University of Sussex

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