This paper provides a brief introduction to quantum turbulence in simple superfluids, in which the required rotational motion in the superfluid component is due entirely to the topological defects that are identified as quantized vortices. Particular emphasis is placed on the basic dynamical behaviour of the quantized vortices and on turbulent decaymechanisms at a very low temperature. There are possible analogies with the behaviour of cosmic strings.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society A Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Aug 2008|
- quantized vortex filaments