Solitons in Nuclear Physics - A Review

  • Ernst F. Hefter


Most of you will associate a certain picture with nuclear physics which should be precise enough for our purposes. But we should be more careful with the word soliton. The working definition which we are going to use is: Solitons are analytical solutions of (nonlinear partial) differential equations that behave like particles. In particular they emerge unchanged from collisions with each other — except for a possible phase shift in their relative positions — regaining for large times their asymptotic initial amplitudes, speeds and shapes.


Soliton Solution Inverse Method Skyrme Force Density Disturbance Bound State Energy Eigenvalue 
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  • Ernst F. Hefter
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