### Abstract

This paper presents a resolution of the gauged O(3) sigma model proposed by B.J. Schroers in which the matter field φ maps R^{2} into S^{2} while the vector gauge potential gives rise to a magnetic field. It is shown that for each natural number N there are solutions to saturate the classical energy lower bound E ≧ 4πN for the field configurations in the topological family deg(φ) = N if and only if N ≠ 1. Furthermore the solutions obtained depend on at least 4N - 3 continuous parameters, the associated magnetic flux can assume its value in an open interval, and the decay rates of the field strengths may be specified in a suitable range. These solutions are multisolitons represented by N prescribed lumps of the magnetic field, simulating N identical particles in equilibrium, and are governed by a nonlinear elliptic equation with both vortex and anti-vortex source terms.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 485-506 |

Number of pages | 22 |

Journal | Communications in Mathematical Physics |

Volume | 181 |

Issue number | 2 |

State | Published - 1996 |

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**A necessary and sufficient condition for the existence of multisolitons in a self-dual gauged sigma model.** / Yang, Yisong.

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*Communications in Mathematical Physics*, vol. 181, no. 2, pp. 485-506.

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AB - This paper presents a resolution of the gauged O(3) sigma model proposed by B.J. Schroers in which the matter field φ maps R2 into S2 while the vector gauge potential gives rise to a magnetic field. It is shown that for each natural number N there are solutions to saturate the classical energy lower bound E ≧ 4πN for the field configurations in the topological family deg(φ) = N if and only if N ≠ 1. Furthermore the solutions obtained depend on at least 4N - 3 continuous parameters, the associated magnetic flux can assume its value in an open interval, and the decay rates of the field strengths may be specified in a suitable range. These solutions are multisolitons represented by N prescribed lumps of the magnetic field, simulating N identical particles in equilibrium, and are governed by a nonlinear elliptic equation with both vortex and anti-vortex source terms.

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