Phase diagram of vortices in superfluid 3He-A

Ü. Parts, J. Karimäki, J. Koivuniemi, M. Krusius, V. Ruutu, E. Thuneberg, G. Volovik

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

48 Citations (Scopus)
270 Downloads (Pure)


Four alternative but topologically different structures of vorticity exist in rotating 3He−A. As a function of magnetic field ( H) and rotation velocity (Ω), we identify with NMR the type of vortex which is nucleated during cooling from the normal to the superfluid phase. The measurements are compared to the calculated equilibrium phase diagram of vortices in the H−Ω plane at temperatures T≲Tc. Slow transitions are found to reproduce the calculated equilibrium state.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3320-3323
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 1995
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • phase transitions
  • quantized vortex lines
  • superfluid 3He


Dive into the research topics of 'Phase diagram of vortices in superfluid 3He-A'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this