Nucleation of vortices in superfluid 3He-B by thermal quench

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

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We show that nucleation of vortex loops in superfluid 3He 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. The results are verified by numerical solution of the Ginzburg-Landau equation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-130
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 2000
Event1st Euroconference on Vortex Matter in Superconductors at Extreme Scales and Conditions - Crete, Greece
Duration: Sep 18 1999Sep 24 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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