Twisted vortices in a gauge field theory

M. Lübcke, S. M. Nasir, A. J. Niemi, K. Torokoff

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We present a numerical construction of a straight but twisted line vortex in a gauge field theory model, describing the properties of a variety of physical systems including a charge neutral two-component plasma, a Gross-Pitaevskii functional of two charged Cooper pair condensates, and a limiting case of the bosonic sector in the Salam-Weinberg model. We compute the energy per unit length as a function of the twist along the vortex. The result is described by a function which acquires a minimum for a nontrivial value of twist. This suggests that the model can also support stable toroidal solitons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-200
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - May 16 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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