Gauged sigma models and magnetic Skyrmions

Bernd Johannes Schroers

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We define a gauged non-linear sigma model for a 2-sphere valued field and a SU(2) connection on an arbitrary Riemann surface whose energy functional reduces to that for critically coupled magnetic skyrmions in the plane, with arbitrary Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction, for a suitably chosen gauge field. We use the interplay of unitary and holomorphic structures to derive a general solution of the first order Bogomol'nyi equation of the model for any given connection. We illustrate this formula with examples, and also point out applications to the study of impurities.
Original languageEnglish
Article number030
JournalSciPost Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sept 2019


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