Hidden vortex lattices in a thermally paired superfluid
2008 (English)In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 78, no 14Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We study the evolution of rotational response of a statistical mechanical model of two-component superfluid with a nondissipative drag interaction as the system undergoes a transition into a paired superfluid phase at finite temperature. The transition manifests itself in a change of (i) vortex-lattice symmetry and (ii) nature of the vortex state. Instead of a vortex lattice, the system forms a highly disordered tangle which constantly undergoes merger and reconnecting processes involving different types of vortices with a "hidden" breakdown of translation symmetry.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 78, no 14
superconductor, transition, flux
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-17936DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.78.144510ISI: 000260574300080ScopusID: 2-s2.0-55149088371OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-17936DiVA: diva2:335981
QC 201005252010-08-052010-08-05Bibliographically approved