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Textured superfluids.

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>20/02/1975
Issue number5493
Number of pages2
Pages (from-to)590-591
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


In a recent communication from the Low Temperature Laboratory of the Helsinki University of Technology, Ahonen, Haikala, Krusius and Lounasmaa describe their transverse nuclear magnetic resonance experiments on superfluid 3He over a wide range of pressures and temperatures down to 0.7 mK (Phys. Rev. Left., 33, 1595; 1974). Their data seem to be consistent with the suggestion by Brinkman, Smith, Osheroff and Blount (Phys. Rev. Lett., 33, 624; 1974) that the B phase of the superfluid is anisotropic and may be expected to exhibit textures somewhat analagous to those of liquid crystals.