Unconventional Superfluidity in Yttrium Iron Garnet Films. Academic Article uri icon


  • We argue that the magnon condensate in yttrium iron garnet may display experimentally observable superfluidity at room temperature despite the 100 times dominance of the normal density over superfluid ones. The superfluidity has a more complicated nature than in known superfluids since the U(1) symmetry of the global phase shift is violated by the dipolar interaction leading to the exchange of spin moment between the condensate and the crystal lattice. It produces periodic inhomogeneity in the stationary superfluid flow. We discuss the manner of observation and possible applications of magnon superfluidity. It may strongly enhance the spin-torque effects and reduce the energy consumption of the magnonic devices.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • Sun, C., Nattermann, T., & Pokrovsky, V. L.

citation count

  • 31

complete list of authors

  • Sun, Chen||Nattermann, Thomas||Pokrovsky, Valery L

publication date

  • June 2016