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Surface instability of a multicomponent condensate and Andreev-Bashkin effect

  • D. A. Abanin
Condensed Matter

Abstract

It is shown that the surface of a liquid consisting of several interpenetrating superfluids moving with different velocities becomes unstable at some threshold. We demonstrate that the criterion for the onset of the instability changes in the presence of dissipative interaction between the surface and the environment. Possible physical applications of the surface instability are discussed.

PACS numbers

47.37.+q 47.20.−k 67.60.−g 03.75.Mn 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. A. Abanin
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Low-Temperature LaboratoryHelsinki University of TechnologyFinland
  2. 2.Landau Institute for Theoretical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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