Wigner solid dynamics on normal and superfluid 3He

Yu P. Monarkha, K. Shirahama, O. I. Kirichek, K. Kono

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We report the results of first experimental and theoretical studies of two-dimensional (2D) Wigner solid (WS) motion on the free surface of normal and superfluid 3He, at ultra-low temperatures down to 0.24 mK. It is shown that the WS transport is determined thoroughly by the bulk Fermi-quasiparticle scattering at the surface dimple sublattice produced by localized electrons. Besides interesting electronic properties of the system, the 2D WS serves as a powerful probe for the bulk properties of superfluid 3He.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)636-639
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jun 17
Externally publishedYes


  • Quasiparticle reflection
  • Superfluid He
  • Wigner solid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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