Unconventional vortices in multicomponent Ginzburg-Landau theory

E. Pechenik*, Baruch Rosenstein, B. Ya Shapiro, I. Shapiro

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Simulations of a three-component time-dependent Ginzburg-Landau (Abelian Higgs) model reveals that the dominant topological defects are vector vortices rather than conventional Abrikosov (Nielsen-Olesen) vortices or skyrmions. We describe in detail these vortices in the steady state and discuss their possible role in the dynamics. In particular, we conclude that the vector vortices have a superconducting core distinct from the superconducting bulk state. The profile of the vector order parameter and the magnetic field are calculated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number214532
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number21
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2002

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