Supersymmetric skyrmions in four dimensions

Eric A. Bergshoeff, Rafael I. Nepomechie, Howard J. Schnitzer

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Possible topological solitons (skyrmions) of four-dimensional supersymmetric nonlinear σ-models are investigated. The requirements of supersymmetry limit our study to the CP1 model. A stable soliton seems possible, but in the absence of a demonstrated lower-bound for the mass, the stability of the soliton is unproved. The semi-classical spectrum of the CP1 skyrmion, as well as its supersymmetric extension, is studied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-130
Number of pages38
JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 14 1985
Externally publishedYes

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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