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The Exotic Statistics of Leapfrogging Smoke Rings
Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Theoretical Physics. Department of Physics and Materials Science, Theoretical Physics.
2005 (English)In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 94, 124502- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The leapfrogging motion of smoke rings is a three dimensional version of the motion that in two dimensions leads to exotic exchange statistics. The statistical phase factor can be computed using the hydrodynamical Euler equation, which is a universal law for describing the properties of a large class of fluids. This suggests that three dimensional exotic exchange statistics is a common property of closed vortex loops in a variety of quantum liquids and gases, from helium superfluids to Bose-Einstein condensed alkali gases, metallic hydrogen in its liquid phases and maybe even nuclear matter in extreme conditions.

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2005. Vol. 94, 124502- p.
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-79441OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-79441DiVA: diva2:107354
Available from: 2006-04-10 Created: 2006-04-10 Last updated: 2011-01-11

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