Multi-soliton dynamics in the Skyrme model

Battye, Richard A. and Sutcliffe, Paul M. (1997) Multi-soliton dynamics in the Skyrme model. Physics Letters B, 391 (1-2). pp. 150-156. ISSN 0370-2693. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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We exhibit the dynamical scattering of multi-solitons in the Skyrme model for configurations with charge two, three and four. First, we construct maximally attractive configurations from a simple profile function and the product ansatz. Then using a sophisticated numerical algorithm, initially well-separated skyrmions in approximately symmetric configurations are shown to scatter through the known minimum energy configurations. These scattering events illustrate a number of similarities to BPS monopole configurations of the same charge. A simple modification of the dynamics to a dissipative regime, allows us to compute the minimal energy skyrmions for baryon numbers one to four to within a few percent.

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