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Quantum Vortex research in Physical Review Letters

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Ashton_XiaoquanRecent work by Dr Xiaoquan Yu and Dr Ashton Bradley reveals new laws of motion for many interacting quantum vortices confined to move in only two dimensions.

The research reveals that many interacting vortices move collectively as a kind of emergent vortex fluid with rich phenomenology also seen in liquid crystals, and underpinning the complexities of two-dimensional quantum turbulence. The work shows that vortex fluids are compressible and subject to anomalous stresses, insights that may help to give a deeper understanding of quantum turbulence; it has now been published in the high impact journal Physical Review Letters.

Congratulations Xiaoquan and Ashton!