Instantons and the buckyball

Sutcliffe, Paul M. (2004) Instantons and the buckyball. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series A - Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences, 460 (2050). pp. 2903-2912. ISSN 1364-5021. (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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The study of Skyrmions predicts that there is an icosahedrally symmetric charge 17 SU(2) Yang-Mills instanton in which the topological charge density, for fixed Euclidean time, is localized on the edges of the truncated icosahedron of the bucky-ball. In this paper the existence of such an instanton is proved by explicit construction of the associated ADHM data. A topological charge density isosurface is displayed which verifies the buckyball structure of the instanton.

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Uncontrolled keywords: instantons; ADHM; icosahedral symmetry; Skyrmions
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: 01 Oct 2008 14:48
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2014 09:13
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