S(3) skyrmions and the rational map ansatz

Krusch, Steffen (2000) S(3) skyrmions and the rational map ansatz. Nonlinearity, 13 (6). p. 2163. ISSN 0951-7715 . (Full text available)

PDF (http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/hep-th/0006147) - Submitted Version
Download (460kB) Preview
Official URL


This paper discusses multi-skyrmions on the 3-sphere with variable radius L using the rational map ansatz. For baryon number B = 3,...,9 this ansatz produces the lowest energy solutions known so far. By considering the geometry of the model we find an approximate analytic formula for the shape function. This provides an insight why skyrmions have a shell-like structure.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science)
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Mathematics Statistics and Actuarial Science > Applied Mathematics
Depositing User: Steffen Krusch
Date Deposited: 30 May 2009 06:01
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2013 11:04
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/6110 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
  • Depositors only (login required):


Downloads per month over past year