Experimental apparatus for heat capacity measurements of 2D 3He in magnetic fields

Y. Matsumoto, S. Murakawa, K. Honkura, C. Bäuerle, H. Kambara, Hiroshi Fukuyama

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Previous heat capacity measurement in zero magnetic field for the low-density second-layer solid 3He adsorbed on graphite showed a peculiar double peak structure. From this measurement a "quantum spin liquid (QSL)" ground state has been suggested. Increasing the magnetic field, theories predict a transition from a QSL phase to a long-range ordered phase called "uuud" at a certain threshold field, which is a measure of the spin gap of the QSL phase. Here we describe an experimental setup for heat capacity measurements of 2D 3He to test the predictions at temperatures below 200 μK in magnetic fields up to 1.2 T.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-147
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Publication statusPublished - 2003 May
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 23rd international conference on low temper - Hiroshima, Japan
Duration: 2002 Aug 202002 Aug 27


  • Films
  • Nuclear magnetism
  • Solid He

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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