Skyrmions from instantons

  title={Skyrmions from instantons},
  author={Michael Francis Atiyah and N. S. Manton},
  journal={Physics Letters B},

Skyrmions on S3 and H3 from instantons

A recent proposal to derive Skyrme fields in flat space from Yang-Mills instantons is modified to obtain Skyrme fields on the 3-sphere and on hyperbolic 3-space. Good approximations to the single

Thermal Skyrmion-like configuration

Atiyah and Manton have shown how one can simply construct a Skyrmion-like configuration from an instanton. We generalise their ansatz to a thermal instanton and derive from it a thermal Skyrmion-like

Oblate skyrmions with B=2

The numerical solution for the B = 2 static soliton of the SU(2) Skyrme model shows a profile-function dependence that is not exactly radial. We quantify this by introducing an axially symmetric ob...

Skyrmions from gravitational instantons

  • M. Dunajski
  • Physics
    Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
  • 2013
We propose a construction of Skyrme fields from holonomy of the spin connection of gravitational instantons. The procedure is implemented for Atiyah–Hitchin and Taub–NUT instantons. The skyrmion



Conformal Properties of Pseudoparticle Configurations

It is shown that more general solutions of Euclidean Yang-Mills pseudoparticle solutions with Pontryagin index exist and that the additional degrees of freedom are not gauge artifacts and correspond to a new degeneracy of pseudoparticles configurations.

Deuteron as a toroidal Skyrmion.

  • BraatenCarson
  • Physics
    Physical review. D, Particles and fields
  • 1988
The results are consistent with the interpretation of the deuteron as a quantum state of a toroidal Skyrmion.