Bose Fluids Above Tc

Research paper by Philip W Anderson

Indexed on: 21 Mar '08Published on: 21 Mar '08Published in: Physics - Statistical Mechanics


This paper emphasizes that non-linear rotational or diamagnetic susceptibility is characteristic of Bose fluids above their superfluid Tcs. For sufficiently slow rotation or, for superconductors, weak B-fields this amounts to an incompressible response to vorticity. The cause is that there are terms missing in the conventionally accepted model Hamiltonian for quantized vortices in the Bose fluid. The resulting susceptibility can account for recent observations of Chan et al on solid He, and Ong et al on cuprate superconductors.