Quantum scattering of BPS monopoles at low energy

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Abstract

The quantum scattering of non-relativistic BPS monopoles is investigated by supposing that the hamiltonian is proportional to the covariant laplacian on the space of collective coordinates of the monopoles equipped with the Atiyah-Hitchin metric. Using a partial-wave analysis and numerical methods we find a rich quantum mechanical structure, including inelastic and resonance scattering. Quantitative estimates of certain cross sections are given. It is pointed out that a similar method could be used to discuss nucleon-nucleon scattering in the Skyrme model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-214
Number of pages38
JournalNuclear Physics B
Volume367
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 1991

Keywords

  • DYNAMICS

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