Hydrodynamics of liquids of arbitrarily curved flux lines and vortex loops

P. Benetatos, M Cristina Marchetti

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Article number054518
Pages (from-to)545181-545189
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - Aug 1 2001


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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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