3D XY model simulations on 64x64x64 lattice
with periodic boundaries. You can see vortex threads dynamics.
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Exitations in 3D XY model. Vortex threads and rings
On a 3D lattice vortex is represented by an arrow.
Its direction is determined by the right-hand screw rule when an elementary
placket is traced (moving in the direction of phase growth). These arrows
make vortex threads and rings. Opposite sides of a ring are attracted
(similar to a vortex - antivortex pair), therefore for low T
it collapses and annihilates.
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