A Texture Bestiary

@inproceedings{Bryan1993ATB,
  title={A Texture Bestiary},
  author={James A. Bryan and S. Carroll and Ted Pyne},
  year={1993}
}
Textures are topologically nontrivial field configurations which can exist in a field theory in which a global symmetry group G is broken to a subgroup H, if the third homotopy group π3 of G/H is nontrivial. We compute this group for a variety of choices of G and H, revealing what symmetry breaking patterns can lead to texture. We also comment on the construction of texture configurations in the different models. Subtitle “From symmetry-breaking patterns to topological field configurations… 

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