Monopole zeros

Sutcliffe, Paul M. (1996) Monopole zeros. Nuclear Physics B, 505 (1-2). 517 -539 . ISSN 0550-3213. (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 the existence of certain SU(2) BPS monopoles with the symmetries of the Platonic solids has been proved. Numerical results in an earlier paper suggest that one of these new monopoles, the tetrahedral 3-monopole, has a remarkable new property, in that the number of zeros of the Higgs field is greater than the topological charge (number of monopoles). As a consequence, zeros of the Higgs field exist (called anti-zeros) around which the local winding number has opposite sign to that of the total winding. In this letter we investigate the presence of anti-zeros for the other Platonic monopoles. Other aspects of anti-zeros are also discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: monopoles; moduli space approximation; Nahm data
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 18:55
Last Modified: 01 May 2014 08:02
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