Viscosity of a Spin-Polarized He3-He4 Solution

John Owers-Bradley, P. C. Main, R. J. Church, T. M. M. Hampson, Glen McHale, Roger Bowley

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We have made the first systematic observations of an increase in the viscosity of a dilute 3He-4He solution at very low temperatures on the application of a large magnetic field by measuring the damping of second sound. The zero-field viscosities are used to evaluate the quasiparticle-quasiparticle interaction potential which enables an unambiguous prediction of the viscosity increase. The experimental results are in good agreement with this prediction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1619-1622
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 1988


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