Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2013
Volume 58, Number 1
Monday–Friday, March 18–22, 2013; Baltimore, Maryland
Session Y22: Quantum Solids - He4
8:00 AM–11:00 AM,
Friday, March 22, 2013
Sponsoring Unit: DCMP
Chair: Matthias Graf, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Abstract ID: BAPS.2013.MAR.Y22.6
Abstract: Y22.00006 : Solid $^4$He probed by both torsional oscillator and ultrasound*
9:00 AM–9:12 AM
Preview Abstract Abstract
The interpretation of observed anomalous increases in the frequencies of torsional oscillators (TO) containing solid $^4$He confined in Vycor nanopores as evidence for emergence of a supersolid phase has been met recently by conflicting experiments. Yet questions remain on the origin of the observed TO anomalies in bulk solid $^4$He samples. To search for the origin, we are carrying out simultaneous measurements of 10 MHz longitudinal ultrasound and TOs (250 $\sim$ 1100 Hz) on identical solid $^4$He samples. Temperature dependence of velocity and attenuation of ultrasound and that of amplitude and frequency of TO are measured. At the temperatures, where TO anomalies occur, anomalies in sound velocity and attenuation also appear. When solid $^4$He is doped with 20 ppm $^3$He, the tempeature of TO anomaly tracks that of ultrasound. Interpretation of these observations in terms of the motion of dislocation lines will be presented.
*Research supported by NSF.
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