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I Goldstone bosons in description of superfluidity

  1. Feb 11, 2017 #1

    I'm trying to understand how the superfluidity is connected with the Lagrangian of the system: in some textbooks (e.g. Antony Zee qft in nutshell) it is stated, that in case, when the excitations in the fluid have energy spectrum linear with momentum , there is a critical velocity, which forbids appearing of these excitation cinematically , and what is not clear, is that beside massless particles with linear energy spectrum there are also kind of "higgs bosons", which appear because of spontaneous symmetry breaking , which are massive so that they can appear at any velocity . How one can show, that the excitation in superfluid are goldstone bosons only?

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  3. Feb 18, 2017 #2
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  4. Feb 19, 2017 #3


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    Try reading Kardar's or Huang's, perhaps it also appears in Pathria's, not sure.

    You should be digging through the literature.
  5. Feb 20, 2017 #4


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    What symmetry gets broken in the transition to BEC?
  6. Feb 20, 2017 #5


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