The nucleation, growth and stabilization of vortex lattices

  title={The nucleation, growth and stabilization of vortex lattices},
  author={A. Penckwitt and R. Ballagh and C. Gardiner},
  • A. Penckwitt, R. Ballagh, C. Gardiner
  • Published 2002
  • Physics
  • We give a simple unified theory of vortex nucleation and vortex lattice formation which is valid from the initiation process up to the final stabilization of the lattice. We treat the growth of vortex lattices from a rotating thermal cloud, and their production using a rotating trap. We find results consistent with previous work on the critical velocity or critical angular velocity for vortex formation, and predict the initial number of vortices expected before their self assembly into a… CONTINUE READING
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