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Vortices in Bose—Einstein Condensates

Volume 67 of the series Progress in Nonlinear Differential Equations and Their Applications pp 157-193

Superfluid Flow Around an Obstacle

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Abstract

In this chapter, we address another issue related to superfluidity: the existence of a dissipationless flow induced by the motion of a macroscopic object in a superfluid. The nucleation of vortices corresponds to the breakdown of this dissipationless phenomenon.