Giant Plasticity in the Quantum Solid, HCP4He
High precision NMR studies of dilute impurities in solid 4He have demonstrated the existence of an unexpected lattice relaxation at low temperatures (T<0.2K). This new effect is attributed to the quantum plasticity reported in studies of the elastic constants in the same temperature regime.
- Research Area: Quantum Fluids and Solids
- Research Initiatives: Materials
- Facility / Program: High B/T
- Year: 2014