Vortices in Unconventional Superconductors and Superfluids

  • R. P. Huebener
  • N. Schopohl
  • G. E. Volovik

Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 132)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. The Beautiful World of the Vortex

    1. G. E. Volovik
      Pages 1-4
  3. Vortices in Superconductors, Superfluids, Neutron Stars, and QFT

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. G. E. Volovik, V. B. Eltsov, M. Krusius
      Pages 21-48
    3. Igor S. Aranson, Nikolai B. Kopnin, Valerii M. Vinokur
      Pages 49-64
    4. David Langlois
      Pages 65-81
  4. Vortex Dynamics, Spectral Flow and Aharonov—Bohm Effect

  5. Fermion Zero Modes on Vortices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Masanori Ichioka, Mitsuaki Takigawa, Kazushige Machida
      Pages 225-242
    3. Dmitri A. Ivanov
      Pages 253-265
  6. Selected Experiments on Vortices in Superconductors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. B. W. Hoogenboom, C. Renner, I. Maggio-Aprile, Ø. Fischer
      Pages 269-282
    3. Yuji Matsuda, Ken-ichi Kumagai
      Pages 283-299
    4. Axel Freimuth
      Pages 321-339
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 360-363

About this book


Topological defects are generic in continuous media. In the relativistic quantum vacuum they are known as cosmic strings, in superconductors as quantized flux lines, and in superfluids, low-density atomic Bose-Einstein condensates and neutron stars as quantized vortex lines. This collection of articles by leading scientists presents a modern treatment of the physics of vortex matter, mainly applied to unconventional superconductors and superfluids but with extensions to other areas of physics.


Quantized flux lines Superconductivity Superconductor Superfluidity Vortices fluid mechanics magnetic field mechanics neutron scattering quenching scattering spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • R. P. Huebener
    • 1
  • N. Schopohl
    • 2
  • G. E. Volovik
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Physikalisches InstitutEberhard-Karls-Universität TübingenTübingenGermany
  2. 2.Lehrstuhl für Theoretische FestkörperphysikEberhard-Karls-Universität TübingenTübingenGermany
  3. 3.Landau Institute for Theoretical PhysicsMoscowRussia
  4. 4.Low Temperature LaboratoryHelsinki University of TechnologyEspooFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07613-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-04665-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0171-1873
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