Anisotropic superfluidity in 3He: A possible interpretation of its stability as a spin-fluctuation effect

Philip W. Anderson, W. F. Brinkman

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I cannot leave out of this volume entirely the wonderful years spent working with Bill Brinkman, Doug Osheroff and my student Mike Cross (and others: Joe Serene, Chandra Varma) on Helium-3. Summer of 1972 was when John Wilkins sat on the lawn at the awful Beaver Dam Gordon Conference site and told us all about the magnetic resonance results of Doug Osheroff and friends, and I realized soon after that that the two liquids were those described by Morel and myself, and Balian-Werthamer, but how to prove it? A crude attempt by Varma and me was trumped by Leggett’s wonderful theory, and one by Bill and myself was both second and inferior. But in this paper we at least explained the microscopic why of it. The big review Bill and I wrote was rejected by Rev. Mod. Phys. but is available elsewhere. 1973 seems to have been another great and busy year, entirely aside from the delicious Nixon hearings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCareer In Theoretical Physics, A (2nd Edition)
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9789812567154
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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