Vortices and Other Topological Solitons in Dense Quark Matter

  title={Vortices and Other Topological Solitons in Dense Quark Matter},
  author={Minoru Eto and Yuji Hirono and Muneto Nitta and Shigehiro Yasui},
  journal={Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics},
In this review, we discuss various properties of topological solitons in dense QCD matter, with a particular emphasis on the CFL phase exhibiting superfluidity and superconductivity, and their phenomenological implications in terms of the effective field theories such as the Ginzburg-Landau theory, the chiral Lagrangian, or the Bogoliubov--de Gennes equation. The most fundamental topological excitations are non-Abelian vortices, which are 1/3 quantized superfluid vortices and color magnetic… Expand
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