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New Textural Phases in 3He–A

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Journal publication date1987
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
Issuesupplem 26-3
Number of pages2
Original languageEnglish


The response of 3He–A textures to imposed superfluid massflow and applied magnetic field is studied by means of numerical integration. Results are presented which indicate the existence of a previously unsuspected textural phase transition under increasing magnetic field in massflows of strength comparable to that of the dipolar interaction. This transition is from a stable dynamic domain-lattice texture to an unstable texture, and is identified by the dramatic change which occurs in the Fourier transform of the time charactristics of the texture. In higher magnetic field a dynamic domain-lattice transverse to the axis of the low field texture becomes the stable textural phase.