What can superconductivity learn from quantized vorticity in He-3 superfluids?
In He-3 superfluids quantized vorticity can take many different forms: It can appear as distributed periodic textures, as sheets, or as lines. In the anisotropic He-3A phase in most cases the amplitude of the order parameter remains constant throughout the vortex structure and only its orientation changes in space. In the quasi-isotropic He-3B phase vortex lines have a hard core where the order parameter has reduced, but finite amplitude. The different structures have been firmly identified, based on both measurement and calculation. What parallels can be drawn from this information to the new unconventional superconductors or Bose-Einstein condensates?
- Pub Date:
- December 2000
- Condensed Matter
- For proceedings of Dresden conference on Microscopic Structure and Dynamics of Vortices in Unconventional Superconductors and Superfluids. 28 pages, 9 figures, uses Springer styles