We demonstrate the existence of a new kind of non-pairwise multivortex interaction forces, which are present between superconducting vortices along with pairwise vortex interactions. We show that the multibody forces are especially important in compact vortex clusters in two-component type-1.5 superconductors and result in extremely rich physics of multivortex bound states.
Carlstrom, Johan; Garaud, Julien; and Babaev, Egor, "Non-pairwise intervortex interaction forces" (2011). Physics Department Faculty Publication Series. 1091.
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