Volume 61, Number 2, January 2003
|Page(s)||155 - 161|
|Published online||01 January 2003|
SU(2) gauged Skyrme monopoles in scalar-tensor gravity
Faculté des Sciences, Université de Mons - B-7000 Mons, Belgium
2 Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Durham Durham DH1 3LE, UK
Accepted: 5 November 2002
Considering a Skyrme model with a peculiar gauging of the symmetry, monopole-like solutions exist through a topological lower bound. However, it was recently shown that these objects cannot form bound states in the limit of vanishing Skyrme coupling. Here we consider these monopoles in scalar-tensor gravity. A numerical study of the equations reveals that neither the coupling to gravity nor to the scalar dilaton nor to dilaton-gravity leads to bound multimonopole states.
PACS: 04.40.-b – Self-gravitating systems; continuous media and classical fields in curved spacetime / 14.80.Hv – Magnetic monopoles
© EDP Sciences, 2003
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