Sutcliffe, Paul M.
(1996)
*Seiberg-Witten theory, monopole spectral curves and affine Toda solitons.*
Physics Letters B, 381
(1-3).
pp. 129-136.
ISSN 0370-2693.
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Official URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0370-2693(96)00675-2 |

## Abstract

Using Seiberg-Witten theory it is known that the dynamics of N = 2 supersymmetric SU(n) Yang-Mills theory is determined by a Riemann surface Sigma(n). In particular the mass formula for BPS states is given by the periods of a special differential on Sigma(n). In this note we point out that the surface Sigma(n) can be obtained from the quotient of a symmetric n-monopole spectral curve by its symmetry group. Known results about the Seiberg-Witten curves then imply that these monopoles are related to the A(n-1)((1)) Toda lattice. We make this relation explicit via the ADHMN construction. Furthermore, in the simplest case, that of two SU(2) monopoles, we find that the general two monopole solution is generated by an affine Toda soliton solution of the imaginary coupled theory.

Item Type: | Article |
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Subjects: | Q Science > QC Physics |

Divisions: | Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts |

Depositing User: | P. Ogbuji |

Date Deposited: | 02 May 2009 19:05 |

Last Modified: | 25 Jun 2014 09:13 |

Resource URI: | http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/18536 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes) |

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