We derive a hydrodynamic model for a liquid of arbitrarily curved flux lines and vortex loops using the mapping of the vortex liquid onto a liquid of relativistic charged quantum bosons in 2 + 1 dimensions recently suggested by Tešanović and by Sudbø. and collaborators. The loops in the flux-line system correspond to particle-antiparticle fluctuations in the bosons. We explicitly incorporate the externally applied magnetic field which in the boson model corresponds to a chemical potential associated with the conserved charge density of the bosons. We propose this model as a convenient and physically appealing starting point for studying the properties of the vortex liquid.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - Aug 1 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics