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Singular Ginzburg-Landau Vortices

Aigner, Mats LU (1998)
Abstract
In this thesis we study the critical Ginzburg-Landau action, defined on fields in the plane which are allowed to have a finite number of singularities. We show that a topological invariant, the degree, can be defined under the assumption of finite action only. The action is bounded below by a constant times the degree, and the fields which realize this lower bound satisfy a first order differential equation. The critical points of the action satisfy a second order differential equation.



Using methods of C. Taubes, we give a classification of all finite action solutions to the first order equation, and we show that if there is at most one singularity, then the first and second order equations are equivalent. By different... (More)
In this thesis we study the critical Ginzburg-Landau action, defined on fields in the plane which are allowed to have a finite number of singularities. We show that a topological invariant, the degree, can be defined under the assumption of finite action only. The action is bounded below by a constant times the degree, and the fields which realize this lower bound satisfy a first order differential equation. The critical points of the action satisfy a second order differential equation.



Using methods of C. Taubes, we give a classification of all finite action solutions to the first order equation, and we show that if there is at most one singularity, then the first and second order equations are equivalent. By different methods we then construct solutions to the second order equation with more than one singularity which does not solve the first order equation. (Less)
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author
opponent
  • Sadun, Lorenzo
organization
publishing date
type
Thesis
publication status
published
subject
keywords
Mathematics, singularities, Ginzburg-Landau, vortices, Matematik
pages
81 pages
publisher
Mathematics (Faculty of Sciences)
defense location
Matematiska Institutionen, sal C
defense date
1998-05-22 10:15
external identifiers
  • other:ISRN: LUNFD6/NFMA-98/1008-SE
ISSN
0347-8475
ISBN
91-628-3015-5
language
English
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yes
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Using methods of C. Taubes, we give a classification of all finite action solutions to the first order equation, and we show that if there is at most one singularity, then the first and second order equations are equivalent. By different methods we then construct solutions to the second order equation with more than one singularity which does not solve the first order equation.},
  author       = {Aigner, Mats},
  isbn         = {91-628-3015-5},
  issn         = {0347-8475},
  keyword      = {Mathematics,singularities,Ginzburg-Landau,vortices,Matematik},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {81},
  publisher    = {Mathematics (Faculty of Sciences)},
  school       = {Lund University},
  title        = {Singular Ginzburg-Landau Vortices},
  year         = {1998},
}