Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 138, Issue 1–2, pp 295–300 | Cite as

The role of a surface flow in experiments with atomic hydrogen adsorbed on liquid helium

  • A.I. Safonov
  • A.A. Kharitonov
  • I.I. Lukashevich

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We apply a quantum hydrodynamics of the surface of 3He-4He solutions to account for the in-plane transport of the two-dimensional (2D) spin-aligned atomic hydrogen (H↓) adsorbed on superfluid helium film. We discuss how the surface flow of 2D H↓ may be traced in experiment thus allowing to study the interaction of the 2D hydrogen with ripplons and surface-bound 3He as well as to observe the superfluidity of the 2D Bose gas of H↓. As an example we consider the formation of the ESR spectrum of the 2D H↓ and find that in spatially non-uniform case the surface flow contributes significantly to the conditions of the ESR spectrum instability observable at high microwave power. We also analyze the conditions at which the surface flow of the 2D hydrogen plays an important role in thermal compression experiments.


Microwave Helium Atomic Hydrogen Microwave Power Liquid Helium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A.I. Safonov
    • 1
  • A.A. Kharitonov
    • 1
  • I.I. Lukashevich
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Metastable Quantum Systems, ISSSPRRC Kurchatov InstituteMoscowRussia

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