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Superfluid helium and spin

  1. Oct 20, 2004 #1
    In a superfluid a small volume of liquid can be considered to behave as a single particle.Does this mean that ,for example,one cm^3 of helium-4 atoms
    has a total spin of 2?
     
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  3. Nov 19, 2004 #2
    No it is not a single particle behavibour but a single fluid behavibour. The He-4 system is a many body system,
    that exists in a superfliud state. The syetem is a fermionic system in which lambda transition takes place. The total spin is sum (i) spin (i) = S saturation spin.
     
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