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EPSRC Reference: GR/N18253/01
Title: PROPERTIES OF QUANTUM FLUIDS AT MICROKELVIN TEMPERATURES
Principal Investigator: Pickett, Professor G
Other Investigators:
Guenault, Professor AM Bradley, Dr DI Fisher, Professor SN
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Department: Physics
Organisation: Lancaster University
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 March 2000 Ends: 30 September 2003 Value (£): 377,495
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Quantum Fluids & Solids
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We propose to study quantum fluids under the extreme conditions made possible by our existing refrigerator systems. The properties of superfluid helium-3 at temperatures well below the transition continue to provide surprises, associated with the very low density gas of quasiparticles which reveal the undamped behaviour of the condensate. Our specific plans include:1. Studies of the nucleation and the thermodynamic properties of both the B- and A-phases of superfluid helium-3 in the low temperature limit.2. Associated with these studies, the behaviour of the moving A-B boundary under controlled conditions.3. Vortex creation and shedding by a moving object in superfluid helium-3B.4. The behaviour of the Fermi gas of dilute helium-3 atoms dissolved in the superfluid helium-4 mechanical vacuum, when in a confined geometry at millikelvin temperatures.
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