quantized vortex


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quantized vortex

[′kwän‚tīzd ′vȯr‚teks]
(cryogenics)
A circular flow pattern observed in superfluid helium and type II superconductors, in which a superfluid flows about a normal (nonsuperfluid) cylindrical region or core which has the form of a thin line, and either the circulation or the magnetic flux is quantized.