Scattering of periodic solitons

R.J. Cova, W.J. Zakrzewski

Abstract


Through numerical simulations we study $N$-soliton scattering ($N$=3,4) in the ($2+1)$-dimensional $CP^1$ model with periodic boundary conditions. Solitons colliding from symmetrical configurations scatter at $\pi/N$, as observed in the usual model with standard boundary conditions. When the initial configurations are not symmetric the angles differ from $\pi/N$. We describe our observed patterns based on a properly formulated geodesic approximation.

Keywords


Soliton; scattering; model

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Revista Mexicana de Física

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