Evidence for a New Phase of Solid He3 Academic Article uri icon


  • Measurements of the melting pressure of a sample of He3 containing less than 40-ppm He4 impurities, self-cooled to below 2 mK in a Pomeranchuk compression cell, indicate the existence of a new phase in solid He3 below 2.7 mK of a fundamentally different nature than the anticipated antiferromagnetically ordered state. At lower temperatures, evidence of possibly a further transition is observed. We discuss these pressure measurements and supporting temperature measurements. 1972 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review Letters

altmetric score

  • 47.686

author list (cited authors)

  • Osheroff, D. D., Richardson, R. C., & Lee, D. M.

citation count

  • 494

complete list of authors

  • Osheroff, DD||Richardson, RC||Lee, DM

publication date

  • April 1972