Skyrmion physics in Bose-Einstein ferromagnets

U. Al Khawaja, H. T.C. Stoof

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The thermodynamic stability and the dynamic properties of the skyrmions was analyzed for the Bose-Einstein ferromagnets. The ferromagnetic Bose-Einstein condensate showed line-like vortex excitations and also the pointlike topological excitations which are termed the skyrmions. The general properties of the skyrmions were studied such as the spin texture, the superfluid velocity profile, and the density profile. The energetic stability of the skyrmion was investigated and was found thermodynamically unstable and tended to decrease to microscopic sizes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number043612
Pages (from-to)436121-4361214
Number of pages3925094
JournalPhysical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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