Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 148, Issue 5–6, pp 755–759 | Cite as

Magnetization Curve of Two-Dimensional Anti-ferromagnetic Solid 3He on Graphite

  • Akira Yamaguchi
  • Hirofumi Nema
  • Yuichi Tanaka
  • Hidehiko Ishimoto


Two-dimensional anti-ferromagnetic solid 3He on graphite, so called 4/7 phase, is a highly frustrated magnetic system and its ground state is considered to be a gapless spin liquid. Then how is the behavior in high magnetic fields? We tried to observe the magnetization curve at around 1 mK in high magnetic fields up to 10 T, using a Faraday-type magnetometer. To eliminate a large background signal from graphite as a substrate and copper as a thermal link, a double gradient coil system is employed to produce opposite field gradients in two regions equidistant from the field center. Preliminary results of the 4/7 phase on graphite show no saturated magnetization even at 1 mK and 10 T, suggesting the existence of magnetization plateau.


Magnetization Curve Copper Foil Movable Part Thermal Link Nuclear Stage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Akira Yamaguchi
    • 1
  • Hirofumi Nema
    • 1
  • Yuichi Tanaka
    • 1
  • Hidehiko Ishimoto
    • 1
  1. 1.The Institute for Solid State PhysicsThe University of TokyoKashiwaJapan

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