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Symmetric calorons.

Ward, R. S. (2004) 'Symmetric calorons.', Physics letters B., 582 (3-4). pp. 203-210.


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.

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Publisher statement:© 2004 Elsevier B.V. Open access under CC BY license. Open Access funded by SCOAP3 - Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics
Date accepted:18 December 2003
Date deposited:26 July 2017
Date of first online publication:17 January 2004
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