Magnetization-dependent viscosity in brute-force-polarized liquid 3He

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G.A. Vermeulen, A. Schuhl, J. Joffrin, G. Frossati, M. Chapellier, Finn Berg Rasmussen

A new method to measure the magnetization dependence of the viscosity in polarized liquid He3 is presented. The magnetization is obtained by "brute-force polarization" at 45 mK in magnetic fields up to 11 T; it is subsequently destroyed by saturation of the NMR signal. Our result, a relative increase of the viscosity of (31.5)×10-3 at 3.9% polarization and a pressure of 30 bars, disagrees with a prediction based on the "nearly metamagnetic" model.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume60
Issue number22
Pages (from-to)2315-2318
Number of pages4
ISSN0031-9007
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 1988

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