14 March 2014

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.

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  • Research Area: Quantum Fluids and Solids
  • Research Initiatives: Materials
  • Facility / Program: High B/T
  • Year: 2014
Last modified on 17 April 2015