Dynamics of baby Skyrmions

B. M. A. G. Piette, W. J. Zakrzewski, Bernd Johannes Schroers

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Abstract

Baby Skyrmions are topological solitons in a (2+1)-dimensional field theory which resembles the Skyrme model in important respects. We apply some of the techniques and approximations commonly used in discussions of the Skyrme model to the dynamics of baby Skyrmions and directly test them against numerical simulations. Specifically we study the effect of spin on the shape of a single baby Skyrmion, the dependence of the forces between two baby Skyrmions on the baby Skyrmions' relative orientation and the forces between two baby Skyrmions when one of them is spinning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-235
Number of pages31
JournalNuclear Physics B
Volume439
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Apr 1995

Keywords

  • SOLITON SCATTERING
  • 2+1 DIMENSIONS
  • CP1 MODEL
  • LUMPS

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