Vortex lines distribution in inhomogeneous lattices

Mauro Iazzi, Nicola Bassan, Andrea Trombettoni, Kevin Schmidt, Stefano Fantoni

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We study the distribution of vortex lines in a three-dimensional lattice with inhomogeneous couplings. We investigate the spatial distribution of the number of vortex lines, showing how the vortex lines are expelled from the region with higher couplings. Results for the correlation functions are presented, together with a discussion of the implications of the obtained results for the vortex distribution in ultracold trapped gases and in neutron stars.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3037-3047
Number of pages11
JournalMolecular Physics
Issue number23-24
StatePublished - Dec 10 2011


  • 3D-XY model
  • vortex lines

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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