Decoupling of confined normal 3He
Anodic bonding was used to fabricate a 10 mm diameter Ã— 640 nm tall annular geometry suitable for torsion pendulum studies of confined 3He. For pure 3He at saturated vapor pressure the inertia of the confined fluid was seen to be only partially coupled to the pendulum at 160 mK. Below 100 mK the liquid's inertial contribution was negligible, indicating a complete decoupling of the 3He from the pendulum. Â© 2009 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.