Nonwetting conditions for coherent quantum precession in superfluid 3He-B

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We consider the interaction of the "magnetically superfluid" phase of superfluid 3He−B—the coherently and homogeneously precessing domain (HPD)—with the walls of container. We show that the HPD does not wet the vertical walls, and in a small applied field gradient an extreme nonwetting takes place: the walls are completely coated by the "magnetically nonsuperfluid" phase. The relation of this phenomenon to the experiments with HPD at low temperature is discussed.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1817-1820
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 1994
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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  • coherent larmor precession, magnetic superfluidity, spin dynamics of superfluid 3He

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