Symmetric vortices for two-component Ginzburg–Landau systems Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • We study Ginzburg--Landau equations for a complex vector order parameter Psi=(psi_+,psi_-). We consider symmetric (equivariant) vortex solutions in the plane R^2 with given degrees n_\pm, and prove existence, uniqueness, and asymptotic behavior of solutions for large r. We also consider the monotonicity properties of solutions, and exhibit parameter ranges in which both vortex profiles |psi_+|, |psi_i| are monotone, as well as parameter regimes where one component is non-monotone. The qualitative results are obtained by means of a sub- and supersolution construction and a comparison theorem for elliptic systems.

publication date

  • November 2013