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Superfluid Hydrogen In Nanoscale Confinement

  • Author / Creator
    Omiyinka, Tokunbo P
  • Confinement is known to suppress order in condensed matter. This is well exemplified in phase transitions such as freezing, as well as the superfluid transition in liquid helium, which occur at lower temperatures in confinement than in the bulk. We provide in this thesis a demonstration of a physical setting in which the reverse takes place. Particularly, the enhancement of the superfluid response of parahydrogen confined to nanoscale size cavities is illustrated by means of first principle computer simulations. Prospects to stabilize and observe the long investigated but yet elusory bulk superfluid phase of parahydrogen in objectively designed porous media are discussed.

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  • Graduation date
    2014-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3ST08
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Physics
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Boninsegni, Massimo (Physics)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Jung, Jan (Physics)
    • Chow, Kim (Physics)
    • Currie, Claire (Geophysics)
    • Boninsegni, Massimo (Physics)