Instabilities of non-abelian vortices in dense QCD

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We construct a low-energy effective theory describing non-Abelian vortices in the color superconducting quark matter under stress. We demonstrate that all the vortices are radically unstable against decay into the only one type of vortices due to the potential term induced by the explicit flavor symmetry breaking by the strange quark mass. A simple analytical estimate for the lifetime of unstable vortices is provided under the controlled weak-coupling calculations. We briefly discuss the (non)existence of magnetic monopoles at high density.

本文言語English
論文番号161601
ジャーナルPhysical review letters
104
16
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2010 4月 21

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  • 物理学および天文学一般

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