3He-4He mixtures in aerogel

N. Mulders, J. Ma, S. B. Kim, J. S. Yoon, M. H.W. Chan

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Superfluid density and heat capacity experiments on3He-4He mixtures in 98% porous aerogel show that in this system the coexistence boundary is detached from the superfluid transition line. The tricritical point is removed, and there is a superfluid phase on the3He rich side of the phase diagram. The presence of heat capacity peaks along the transition line down to a4He concentration of only 8% indicates the 3-dimensional nature of this transition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-105
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Low Temperature Physics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Oct 1 1995


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Mulders, N., Ma, J., Kim, S. B., Yoon, J. S., & Chan, M. H. W. (1995). 3He-4He mixtures in aerogel. Journal of Low Temperature Physics, 101(1-2), 95-105. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00754565