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Symmetric calorons

Ward, R.S.

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R.S. Ward


Calorons (periodic instantons) interpolate between monopoles and instantons, and their holonomy gives approximate Skyrmion configurations. We show that, for each caloron charge N4, there exists a one-parameter family of calorons which are symmetric under subgroups of the three-dimensional rotation group. In each family, the corresponding symmetric monopoles and symmetric instantons occur as limiting cases. Symmetric calorons therefore provide a connection between symmetric monopoles, symmetric instantons and Skyrmions.


Ward, R. (2004). Symmetric calorons. Physics Letters B, 582(3-4), 203-210.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 18, 2003
Online Publication Date Jan 17, 2004
Publication Date Mar 4, 2004
Deposit Date Apr 27, 2007
Publicly Available Date Jul 26, 2017
Journal Physics Letters B
Print ISSN 0370-2693
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 582
Issue 3-4
Pages 203-210


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