Vortices in spin-0 superfluids carry magnetic flux

Aleksey Cherman, Theodore N Jacobson, Srimoyee Sen, Laurence G. Yaffe

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Vortices in spin-0 superfluids generically carry magnetic fields inside their cores, so that even neutral superfluid vortices may be thought of as magnetic flux tubes. We give a systematic analysis of this 'vortex magnetic effect' using effective field theory, clarifying earlier literature on the subject. Our analysis shows that in superfluid helium-4 the vortex magnetic effect may be large enough to be experimentally detectable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number024502
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023

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Funding Information:
We are grateful to F. Burnell for discussions and collaboration at the beginning of this project, and thank A. Kamenev, M. Pospelov, S. I. Shevchenko, B. Shkolovskii, M. Shifman, and B. Spivak for discussions, as well as J. Kas and J. Rehr for directing us to useful helium structure calculations. We also thank A. Andreev, B. Svistunov, G. Volovik, and an anonymous referee for drawing our attention to an error in an earlier version of this paper, and acknowledge support from U. Minn (A.C.), Grant No. DE-SC0011637 (L.G.Y.) and the DOE Nuclear Physics Quantum Horizons Program through the Early Career Award No. DE-SC0021892 (S.S.).

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