Ground state of3He-A in a sphere

Peter Hirschfeld, D. L. Stein

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    Abstract

    We compare the free energies and currents of four trial states of3He-A in spherical geometries. The spherical boojum texture is found to be energetically stable for all container radii down to R ∼46ξ, where ξ is the superfluid coherence length. Textures with line defects in the bulk will become energetically favorable below this radius.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)257-263
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of Low Temperature Physics
    Volume51
    Issue number3-4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - May 1 1983

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics

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