Collision dynamics and rung formation of non-Abelian vortices

Michikazu Kobayashi, Yuki Kawaguchi, Muneto Nitta, Masahito Ueda

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Abstract

We investigate the collision dynamics of two non-Abelian vortices and find that, unlike Abelian vortices, they neither reconnect themselves nor pass through each other, but create a rung between them in a topologically stable manner. Our predictions are verified using the model of the cyclic phase of a spin-2 spinor Bose-Einstein condensate.

Original languageEnglish
Article number115301
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume103
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Sep 8

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