Scattering of Nucleons in the Classical Skyrme Model

David Foster, Nicholas S. Manton

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Classically spinning B = 1 Skyrmions can be regarded as approximations to nucleons with quantised spin. Here, we investigate nucleon–nucleon scattering through numerical collisions of spinning Skyrmions. We identify the dineutron/diproton and dibaryon short-lived resonance states, and also the stable deuteron state. Our simulations lead to predictions for the polarisation states occurring in right angle scattering.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)513-526
Number of pages14
JournalNuclear Physics B
Publication statusPublished - 18 Aug 2015

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