Dynamics of moving and spinning skyrmions

Bernd Johannes Schroers

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We study the intermediate- and long-range forces between moving and spinning Skyrmions, employing two different methods. One uses a relativised product ansatz for the Skyrme fields, the other models Skyrmions as triplets of scalar dipoles. The methods lead to the same finite-dimensional Lagrangian dynamical system which may be interpreted as a point-particle approximation to Skyrmion dynamics. We discuss in detail the dynamics in the so-called attractive channel and the interaction between well-separated and rapidly spinning Skyrmions, and point out the resemblance between the latter and the one-pion exchange potential in nuclear physics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-494
Number of pages16
JournalZeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1994




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