Vortex-free state of 3He-B in a rotating cylinder

P. J. Hakonen*, K. K. Nummila

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Vortex-free states have been observed in B3 at rotation speeds up to 0.9 rad/s in a cylinder of 5-mm diameter. The measured cw NMR spectra, reflecting the order-parameter structure, respond very differently to rotation in opposite directions. The sign of this asymmetry is not linked to the direction of the applied magnetic field, as expected for a gyromagnetic effect, but varies randomly from one cooldown to another.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1006-1009
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1987
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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