Baryonic sphere: A spherical domain wall carrying baryon number

Sven Bjarke Gudnason, Muneto Nitta

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We construct a spherical domain wall which has baryon charge distributed on a sphere of finite radius in a Skyrme model with a sixth-order derivative term and a modified mass term. Its distribution of energy density likewise takes the form of a sphere. In order to localize the domain wall at a finite radius we need a negative coefficient in front of the Skyrme term and a positive coefficient of the sixth order derivative term to stabilize the soliton. Increasing the pion mass pronounces the shell-like structure of the configuration.

Original languageEnglish
Article number025012
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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