Continuous Vortices with Broken Symmetry in Rotating Superfluid 3He-A

H. K. Seppälä*, P. J. Hakonen, M. Krusius, T. Ohmi, M. M. Salomaa, J. T. Simola, G. E. Volovik

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New NMR measurements are reported on continuous He3-A vortices in tilted magnetic fields. We introduce a symmetry classification of the continuous vortices with broken axial symmetry. It is found that the discrete internal symmetry may in addition be broken in two inequivalent ways, producing two different continuous vortices. Although NMR may not distinguish between these two vortices, the observed vortex satellite peak is well accounted for by spin waves localized in the soft core of such vortices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1802-1805
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 1984
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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