Phase transitions in two-dimensional superfluid He3

D. L. Stein, M. C. Cross

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    A discussion of phase transitions in two-dimensional He3 is presented. A new type of phase transition is proposed, in which "islands of reversed l→" spontaneously nucleate, leading to an Ising-like transition. It is shown that such transitions may need to be taken into account, possibly competing with the well-know Kosterlitz-Thouless transition. Consequences of both types of transition are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)504-507
    Number of pages4
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Issue number8
    StatePublished - 1979

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Physics and Astronomy

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