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Vibrational Quantisation of Skyrmions

Grummitt, William (2019) Vibrational Quantisation of Skyrmions. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis, University of Kent,. (KAR id:80359)

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Abstract

The Skyrme model can be used to describe atomic nuclei as topological solitons known as Skyrmions. Since atomic nuclei are intrinsically quantum objects, we must give a quantisation scheme for our Skyrmions in order to fully realise this description. Until very recently, almost all such calculations used an approach known as rigid body quantisation, which produces some plausible results for small nuclei but has many problems. In this thesis we consider a more involved quantisation scheme where we include some vibrational modes which allow the Skyrmions to deform. We demonstrate that this idea resolves some of the problems of the rigid body method.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD))
Thesis advisor: Krusch, Steffen
Thesis advisor: Xenitidis, Pavlos
Thesis advisor: Wood, Ian
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science
Funders: [UNSPECIFIED] EPSRC
SWORD Depositor: System Moodle
Depositing User: System Moodle
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2020 12:10 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:11 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/80359 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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