Selected Publications

Static structure factor of two-dimensional liquid 3He adsorbed on graphite

A. Sultan, M. Meschke, H.-J. Lauter, H. Godfrin

Liquid 3He is a model system for strongly correlated Fermi liquids. For this reason, many X-ray and neutron scattering experiments have been performed to understand the structure and dynamics of this quantum fluid. We have recently shown that two-dimensional liquid 3He sustains long-lived zero-sound excitations at large wave-vectors (Godfrin et al., Nature, 483:576, 2012). Here we show that its static structure factor can be obtained with reasonable accuracy by integrating the experimental S(Q,ω) over a suitable energy range. A good agreement is found between the static structure factor deduced from the experiment and theoretical models: Quantum Monte Carlo simulations and Dynamical Many Body Theory (DMBT). At high wave-vectors, the experimental values are underestimated because of the limited accessible phase space; nevertheless, even at atomic wave-vectors a semi-quantitative agreement is observed with the theoretical predictions.

J. Low Temp. Phys. 169, 367-376 (2012)

doi: 10.1007/s10909-012-0649-9