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Vortons and their stability

Presented by: 
MS Volkov [University of Tours]
Tuesday 4th December 2012 - 15:30 to 15:50
INI Seminar Room 1
Session Title: 
Topology of condensed matter and quantum gas systems
Session Chair: 
Renzo Ricca
We present classical field theory solutions describing stationary vortex loops carrying persistent currents and balanced against contraction by the centrifugal force. Objects of this type, sometimes called vortons, may exist in various physical contexts, ranging from domains of condensed matter physics described by the non-linear Schroedinger equation and/or Ginzburg-Landau equations, till models of high energy physics such as Witten's theory of superconducting cosmic strings. We also analyze the vorton stability, both at the linear and non-linear levels.
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