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The dynamics of aloof baby Skyrmions

Salmi, P.; Sutcliffe, P.M.

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P. Salmi


The aloof baby Skyrme model is a (2+1)-dimensional theory with solitons that are lightly bound. It is a low-dimensional analogue of a similar Skyrme model in (3+1)-dimensions, where the lightly bound solitons have binding energies comparable to nuclei. A previous study of static solitons in the aloof baby Skyrme model revealed that multi-soliton bound states have a cluster structure, with constituents that preserve their individual identities due to the short-range repulsion and long-range attraction between solitons. Furthermore, there are many different local energy minima that are all well-described by a simple binary species particle model. In this paper we present the first results on soliton dynamics in the aloof baby Skyrme model. Numerical field theory simulations reveal that the lightly bound cluster structure results in a variety of exotic soliton scattering events that are novel in comparison to standard Skyrmion scattering. A dynamical version of the binary species point particle model is shown to provide a good qualitative description of the dynamics.


Salmi, P., & Sutcliffe, P. (2016). The dynamics of aloof baby Skyrmions. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2016(1), Article 145.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 9, 2016
Online Publication Date Jan 25, 2016
Publication Date Jan 25, 2016
Deposit Date Feb 15, 2016
Publicly Available Date Feb 15, 2016
Journal Journal of High Energy Physics
Print ISSN 1126-6708
Publisher Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2016
Issue 1
Article Number 145
Keywords Solitons Monopoles and Instantons, Sigma Models.


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