We have investigated the vortex core transition in 3He-B by measuring the associated changes in mutual friction dissipation within the superfluid. If rotation is continuously stopped and restarted while cooling or warming then the transition occurs at a clearly defined temperature, but temperature sweeps during continuous rotation show substantial supercooling and superheating. Moreover, the high temperature vortex shows a continuum of metastable states when supercooled to a constant, arbitrary low temperature, the mutual friction dissipaton depending on the temperature at which rotation was started. Our current interpretation is that the high temperature vortex state is a temperature-dependent mixture of two vortex types.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Czechoslovak Journal of Physics|
|Issue number||SUPPL. 1|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|