Internal magnus effects in superfluid 3He-A

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Abstract

Orbital angular momentum of the coherently aligned Cooper pairs in superfluid A3 is encountered by an object immersed in the condensate. We evaluate the associated quasiparticle-scattering asymmetry experienced by a negative ion; this leads to a measureable, purely quantum-mechanical reactive force deflecting the ions trajectory. Possible hydrodynamic Magnus effects are also discussed.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)868-871
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume63
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1989
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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