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(2016)In bulk superfluid 3He at zero magnetic field, two phases emerge with the B phase stable everywhere except at high pressures and temperatures where the A phase is favored. Aerogels with nanostructure smaller than the ...
(International Union of Crystallography, 2016-06)Small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) is an increasingly popular technique that provides low-resolution structural information about biological macromolecules in solution. Many of the practical limitations of the technique, ...
Dissipation signatures of the normal and superfluid phases in torsion pendulum experiments with ³He in aerogel (Physical Review B, 2014-03-13)We present data for the energy dissipation factor Q⁻¹ over a broad temperature range at various pressures of a torsion pendulum setup used to study ³He confined in a 98% open silica aerogel. Values for Q⁻¹ above Tc are ...
(Figures published in: Journal of Applied Physics, 2014-08-26)Investigations that probe defects one at a time offer a unique opportunity to observe properties and dynamics that are washed out of ensemble measurements. Here we present confocal fluorescence measurements of individual ...