Revisiting the Faddeev-Skyrme model and Hopf solitons

A. Gorsky, M. Shifman, A. Yung

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We observe that the Faddeev-Skyrme model emerges as a low-energy limit of scalar QED with two charged scalar fields and a self-interaction potential of a special form (inspired by supersymmetric QED). Then we discuss possible Hopf solitons of the "twisted-toroidal" type.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number045026
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 26 2013


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