Harmonic map analysis of SU(N) gravitating skyrmions

Brihaye, Yves and Hartmann, Betti and Ioannidou, Theodora. and Zakrzewski, Wojtek (2004) Harmonic map analysis of SU(N) gravitating skyrmions. Physical Review D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology, 69 (12). ISSN 0556-2821. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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In this paper the SU(N) Einstein-Skyrme system is considered. We express the chiral field [which is not a simple embedding of the SU(2) field] in terms of harmonic maps. In this way, SU(N) spherical symmetric equations can be obtained easily for any N and the gravitating Skyrmion solutions of these equations can be studied. In particular, the SU(3) case is considered in detail and three different types of gravitating Skyrmions with topological charge four, two, and zero, respectively, are constructed numerically. Note that the configuration with zero topological charge corresponds to mixtures of Skyrmions and anti-Skyrmions.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science)
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Mathematics Statistics and Actuarial Science > Applied Mathematics
Depositing User: Judith Broom
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2008 15:39
Last Modified: 07 May 2014 10:50
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