Dangerous skyrmions in little Higgs models

@article{Gillioz2012DangerousSI,
  title={Dangerous skyrmions in little Higgs models},
  author={Marc Gillioz},
  journal={Journal of High Energy Physics},
  year={2012},
  volume={2012},
  pages={1-29}
}
  • M. Gillioz
  • Published 8 November 2011
  • Physics
  • Journal of High Energy Physics
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