Mass flows and angular momentum density for px + ipy paired fermions in a harmonic trap

Michael Stone, Inaki Anduaga

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We present a simple two-dimensional model of a px + ipy superfluid in which the mass flow that gives rise to the intrinsic angular momentum is easily calculated by numerical diagonalization of the Bogoliubov-de Gennes operator. We find that, at zero temperature and for constant director l, the mass flow closely follows the Ishikawa-Mermin-Muzikar formula jmass = frac(1, 2) curl / (ρ ℏ l / 2).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-16
Number of pages15
JournalAnnals of Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2008


  • Superconductivity
  • Superfluidity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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