Stable skyrmions from extra dimensions

Alex Pomarol, Andrea Wulzer

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We show that skyrmions arising from compact five dimensional models have stable sizes. We numerically obtain the skyrmion configurations and calculate their size and energy. Although their size strongly depends on the magnitude of localized kinetic-terms, their energy is quite model-independent ranging between 50-65 times Fπ2/mρ, where F π is the Goldstone decay constant and mρ the lowest Kaluza-Klein mass. These skyrmion configurations interpolate between small 4D YM instantons and 4D skyrmions made of Goldstones and a massive vector boson. Contrary to the original 4D skyrmion and previous 5D extensions, these configurations have sizes larger than the inverse of the cut-off scale and therefore they are trustable within our effective 5D approach. Such solitonic particles can have interesting phenomenological consequences as they carry a conserved topological charge analogous to baryon number.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2008


  • Field theories in higher dimensions
  • Large extra dimensions
  • Sigma models
  • Solitons monopoles and instantons


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