Vortices in rotating superfluid He3-A

A. L. Fetter*, J. A. Sauls, D. L. Stein

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We investigate the properties of rotating He3-A in the absence of a magnetic field. For fast rotating He3-A (c1) we find a transition from the type-I lattice of nonsingular vortex textures discussed by Fujita et al. to a lattice of singular 2 vortex textures with polar cores at a rotation speed of =(2m3)(3LD)-232 rad/sec for TTc. A second transition to a lattice of singular vortices occurs at a much higher rotational speed 10-1 c2. We also discuss ion mobility and sound attenuation in these vortex textures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5061-5074
Number of pages14
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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