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T-3 temperature dependence and a length scale for the thermal boundary resistance between a saturated dilute 3He-4He solution and sintered silver

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Journal publication date7/11/1994
JournalPhysical review letters
Journal number19
Volume73
Number of pages4
Pages2583-2586
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

We have measured the thermal boundary resistance between various configurations of sintered silver and a saturated He-3-He-4 solution between 8 and 150 mK. We observe that there is a length scale involved in the heat flow between sinter and liquid, which manifests itself as a thickness-dependent crossover from a T--1.5 dependence of the resistance at high temperatures to a T-3 behavior at low temperatures. This allows us to extract the Kapitza boundary resistance which we find to vary as T-3, as expected from simple theory, and not as T-2 as suggested by most recent measurements.