Anisotropy in the B phase of He3

W. F. Brinkman, H. Smith, D. D. Osheroff, E. I. Blount

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The magnetic anisotropy of the B phase (assumed to be a Balian-Werthamer phase) is investigated within the Landau-Ginzburg theory. The anisotropy is determined by the action of the dipolar energy and the magnetic field on a single vector n→ and it is shown that walls will induce variations in n→ on a scale of RC∼0.1 cm. In the presence of a field H this characteristic length becomes RCHBH, where HB is of the order of 100 Oe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)624-627
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1974

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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