Superfluidity of Monolayer Helium Films

Massimo Boninsegni, Milton W. Cole

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Abstract

We report the first theoretical results indicating the presence of monolayer superfluidity in 4He films on a single crystal Li surface. Path integral Monte Carlo simulations results show that 4He adsorbs strongly on Li, where it forms a superfluid liquid monolayer. On K, instead, the film is spread in surface-normal direction, and localized laterally. We discuss the implication of these results for wetting and superfluid transitions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)393-398
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Low Temperature Physics
Volume113
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Boninsegni, M., & Cole, M. W. (1998). Superfluidity of Monolayer Helium Films. Journal of Low Temperature Physics, 113(3-4), 393-398.
Boninsegni, Massimo ; Cole, Milton W. / Superfluidity of Monolayer Helium Films. In: Journal of Low Temperature Physics. 1998 ; Vol. 113, No. 3-4. pp. 393-398.
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