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Torus quantum vortex knots in the Gross-Pitaevskii model for Bose-Einstein condensates

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Carlo Barenghi



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© Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd. We examine the static and dynamic properties of quantum knots in a Bose-Einstein condensate. In particular, we consider the Gross-Pitaevskii model and revise a technique to construct ab initio the condensate wave-function of a generic torus knot. After analysing its excitation energy, we study its dynamics, relating the topological parameter to its translational velocity and characteristic size. We also investigate the breaking mechanisms of non shapepreserving torus knots, confirming an evidence of universal decaying behaviour previously observed.

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Author(s): Proment D, Onorato M, Barenghi CF

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Quantised Flux in Tightly Knotted and Linked Systems

Year of Conference: 2012

Pages: 012022

Print publication date: 20/10/2014

Online publication date: 20/10/2014

Date deposited: 31/08/2017

ISSN: 1742-6588

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing


DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/544/1/012022

Notes: 012022

Series Title: Journal of Physics: Conference Series


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