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How to create an Alice string (half-quantum vortex) in a vector Bose-Einstein condensate

  • U. Leonhardt
  • G. E. Volovik
Condensed Matter

Abstract

We suggest a procedure of how to prepare a vortex with N=1/2 winding number—a counterpart of the Alice string-in Bose-Einstein condensates.

PACS numbers

03.75.Fi 67.57.Fg 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Leonhardt
    • 1
    • 2
  • G. E. Volovik
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of St. AndrewsScotland
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsRoyal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden
  3. 3.Low Temperature LaboratoryHelsinki University of TechnologyEspooFinland
  4. 4.Landau Institute for Theoretical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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