Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 50, Issue 5–6, pp 509–521 | Cite as

Structure of isolated vortex lines in rotating3He-A and3He-B

  • T. Passvogel
  • N. Schopohl
  • L. Tewordt


First we calculate the texture of a Mermin-Ho vortex in a field of 284 Oe and compare its energy with the energies of singular vortices in3He-A as a function of rotation speed and temperature. Then we calculate the order parameter components ψ r , ψφ and ψ z (r, ф,z are cylindrical coordinates) for an isolated vortex line in3He-B. We find that in the core region the transverse components ψ r and ψφ are strongly reduced in comparison to the component ψ z along the rotation axis. A strong magnetic field has the reverse effect: ψ z is reduced in comparison to ψ r and ψφ. Finally we calculate the corrections of order (1−T/T c ) to the Ginzburg-Landau solutions. These yield an interesting structure of the vortex core. For radial distances large compared to the coherence length, ψφ is reduced as the temperature decreases.


Magnetic Field Vortex Coherence Rotation Speed Magnetic Material 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Passvogel
    • 1
  • N. Schopohl
    • 1
  • L. Tewordt
    • 1
  1. 1.Abteilung für Theoretische FestkörperphysikUniversität HamburgHamburgWest Germany

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