Thermal friction on quantum vortices in a Bose-Einstein condensate

  title={Thermal friction on quantum vortices in a Bose-Einstein condensate},
  author={Geol Moon and W. J. Kwon and Hyunjik Lee and Y. Shin},
  journal={Physical Review A},
We investigate the dissipative dynamics of a corotating vortex pair in a highly oblate axisymmetric Bose-Einstein condensate trapped in a harmonic potential. The initial vortex state is prepared by creating a doubly charged vortex at the center of the condensate and letting it dissociate into two singly charged vortices. The separation of the vortex pair gradually increases over time and its increasing rate becomes higher with increasing the sample temperature $T$. The evolution of the vortex… 

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