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Generalized Skyrme crystals.

Silva Lobo, J. and Ward, R.S. (2011) 'Generalized Skyrme crystals.', Physics letters B., 696 (3). pp. 283-287.


This Letter deals with triply-periodic (crystalline) solutions in a family of Skyrme systems, namely where the field takes values in the squashed 3-sphere. The family includes the standard Skyrme model (round 3-sphere), and the Skyrme–Faddeev case (maximal squashing). In the round case, the lowest-energy crystal is the well-known cubic lattice of half-skyrmions; but in the squashed case the minimal-energy crystal structures turn out to be different. We describe some of the solutions that arise, including arrays of vortices and multi-sheeted structures.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Skyrmions, Hopf solitons.
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Date accepted:16 December 2010
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Date of first online publication:22 December 2010
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