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What are Skyrmion bubbles?

what exactly is the difference between a skyrmion and a skyrmion bubble? Thanks.
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How to derive the Einstein-Skyrme equations?

I would like to derive the Einstein-Skyrme equations. The action can be read as \begin{equation} S[g,U] = \int d^{4}x\sqrt{-g}\biggl[R + \frac{K}{4}Tr\bigg(A^{\mu}A_{\mu} + \frac{\lambda}{8}F_{\mu\...
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What does topologically stable mean?

I am working on an article about skyrmion manipulation and it is written that those particles are "topologically stable particle-like spin configurations that carry a characteristic topological charge ...
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No global monopoles in QCD

If a global symmetry gets both spontaneously and explicitly broken, the explicit symmetry breaking pattern is crucial for understanding the formation of topological defects. For example, in the axion ...
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Number of baryons in the Skyrme model

In QCD, the Eightfold Way organizes the number of baryons with respect to their flavor and color quantum numbers: for three light $(u,d,s)$ quark constituents, a spin-(1/2) baryon octet and a spin-(3/...
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Skyrmion of pseudo-scalar mesons and vector mesons

I had heard statements that Skyrmion of pions (pseudo-scalar mesons) cannot be an object like baryon, however, Skyrmion of vectors mesons may indeed form an object like baryon. For example, see this ...
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Non-chiral skyrmion v.s. Left/Right chiral skyrmion

A skyrmion in a 3-dimensional space (or a 3-dimensional spacetime) is detected by a topological index $$n= {\tfrac{1}{4\pi}}\int\mathbf{M}\cdot\left(\frac{\partial \mathbf{M}}{\partial x}\times\frac{...
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half Skyrmion vs Meron

Is there a difference between a half skyrmion and a meron? I'm asking this in regard to half skyrmion theories of High Tc Superconductors. It would be interresting to know if the proposed half ...