A Skyrme lattice with hexagonal symmetry

Battye, Richard A. and Sutcliffe, Paul M. (1998) A Skyrme lattice with hexagonal symmetry. Physics Letters B, 416 (3-4). pp. 385-91. ISSN 0370-2693. (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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Recently it has been found that the structure of Skyrmions has a close analogy to that of fullerene shells in carbon chemistry. In this letter we show that this analogy continues further, by presenting a Skyrme field that describes a lattice of Skyrmions with hexagonal symmetry. This configuration, a novel 'domain wall' in the Skyrme model, has low energy per baryon (about 6% above the Faddeev-Bogomolny bound) and in many ways is analogous to graphite. By comparison to the energy per baryon of other known Skyrmions and also the Skyrme crystal, we discuss the possibility of finding Skyrmion shells of higher charge.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > Kent Institute of Medicine and Health Sciences (KIMHS)
Depositing User: I. Ghose
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2009 07:29
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2014 10:34
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