Lifshitz transition in the double-core vortex in 3He-B
Journal article, 2015

We study the spectrum of fermion states localized within the vortex core of a weak-coupling p-wave superfluid. The low energy spectrum consists of two anomalous branches that generate a large density of states at the locations of the half cores of the vortex. Fermi liquid interactions significantly stretch the vortex structure, which leads to a Lifshitz transition in the effective Fermi surface of the vortex core fermions. We apply the results to the rotational dynamics of vortices in superfluid 3He-B and find an explanation for the observed slow mode.


M A Silaev

E V Thuneberg

Mikael Fogelström

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Applied Quantum Physics

Physical Review Letters

0031-9007 (ISSN) 1079-7114 (eISSN)

Vol. 115 23 235301- 235301

Areas of Advance

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (SO 2010-2017, EI 2018-)


Basic sciences


C3SE (Chalmers Centre for Computational Science and Engineering)

Subject Categories

Condensed Matter Physics



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