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Title:The effect of pion mass on Skyrme
Authors:Conor Houghton & Shane Magee, 2006
Abstract: In the Skyrme model, atomic nuclei are identified with solitonic configurations. If the pion mass is set to zero, these configurations are spherical shells of energy with a fullerene-like appearance which are well approximated by a simple rational map ansatz. We have numerically calculated minimum energy configurations for non-zero pion mass and have found that they become less round and are less well approximated by the rational map ansatz.
ICHEC Project:Simulated annealing of light nuclei in the Skyrme model
Publication:Physics Letters B
Status: Submitted

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