Nucleation of vortices by rapid thermal quench

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

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By numerical and analytical study of the time-dependent Ginzburg-Landau equation we show that vortex nucleation in superfluid3He by rapid thermal quench in the presence of superflow is dominated by a transverse instability of the moving normal-superfluid interface. Exact expressions for the instability threshold as a function of supercurrent density and the front velocity are found.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2600-2603
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number13
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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