NMR imaging of dilute 3He-4He mixtures on the melting curve

Israel Schuster, Yoram Swirski, Ehud J. Schmidt, Emil Polturak, Stephen G. Lipson

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Solidification and melting of dilute 3He-4He mixtures (0.7%-4.0% 3He) at 0.45K-1.2K are investigated, utilizing a 10 MHz NMR imaging system. The spatial distribution of 3He, T1 and T2 relaxation times was mapped along the vertical direction of the experimental cell, perpendicular to the liquid-solid interface. We find that relaxation on the melting curve is considerably faster than at higher densities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)849-850
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica B: Physics of Condensed Matter
Issue numberPART 1
StatePublished - Feb 2 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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