Europhys. Lett., 55 (5) , pp. 633-639 (2001)
Towards a phase diagram of the 2D Skyrme modelO. Schwindt and N. R. Walet
Department of Physics, UMIST - P.O. Box 88, Manchester, M60 1QD, UK firstname.lastname@example.org
(Received 24 April 2000; accepted in final form 26 June 2001)
We discuss calculations of the phase diagram of the baby Skyrme model, a two-dimensional version of the model that has been so successful in the description of baryons. Contact is made with the sine-Gordon model in 1D, and relations with the Skyrme model used in the quantum-Hall effect are pointed out. It is shown that at finite temperature the phase diagram is dominated by a liquid, and not by the crystal that plays a role for zero temperature.
12.39.Dc - Skyrmions.
73.43.-f - Quantum Hall effects.
05.10.-a - Computational methods in statistical physics and nonlinear dynamics.
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