Dynamics of vortex nucleation by rapid thermal quench

I. S. Aranson, N. B. Kopnin, V. M. Vinokur

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By numerical and analytical studies of the time-dependent Ginzburg-Landau model we show that vortex nucleation in superfluid 3He by rapid thermal quench in the presence of superflow is dominated by a transverse instability of the moving normal-superfluid interface. The instability threshold is found analytically as a function of supercurrent density and the front velocity. The dynamics of vortex evolution at long times after the quench is investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number18
StatePublished - 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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