4-11 July 2012
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Australia/Melbourne timezone
ICHEP2012 - 36th International Conference for High Energy Physics

Near BPS Skyrmions: Non-shell configurations and Coulomb effects

5 Jul 2012, 11:30
Room 218 (Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre)

Room 218

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Melbourne Australia
Parallel Sessions Track 12. Formal Theory Developments TR 12 - Formal Theory Development & TR 1 - The Standard Model


Prof. Luc Marleau (Université Laval (CA))


We propose to describe nuclei as near BPS solitons emerging from a generalization of the Skyrme model in the regime where a sixth-order term and a generalized mass term dominate. The mass term is chosen such that the baryon and energy density generated by the solutions do not exhibit the usual shell configuration. Adding contributions from the rotational energy, Coulomb energy and isospin symmetry breaking, we reproduce the mass of the most abundant isotopes to rather good accuracy.

Primary author

Prof. Luc Marleau (Université Laval (CA))

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