Vortices in 3He-A in Restricted Geometries

P. J. Hakonen, K. K. Nummila

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We have studied vortices in 3He-A between a stack of plates with about 20 Ɓm spacing and within an array of long cylinders of 0.5 mm diameter. Taking advantage of localised surface spin-wave modes, trapped by the\hat葧 texture near the walls, we have determined the critical velocity for vortex formation as well as the pinning velocity for vortices in the plate geometry. In 0.5-mm cylinders vortices are similar to those in the bulk liquid but a broad hysteresis in the number of vortices (1-4/tube) is observed when the cryostat is accelerated or decelerated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-182
Number of pages2
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
Publication statusPublished - 1987
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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