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Durham University

Department of Mathematical Sciences


Publication details for Professor Emeritus Wojtek Zakrzewski

Piette, B. & Zakrzewski, W.J. (2008). Skyrme Model with Different Mass Terms. Physical Review D 77: 074009 (.

Author(s) from Durham


We consider a one parameter family of mass terms for the Skyrme model that disfavors shell-like configurations for multibaryon classical solutions. We argue that a model with such mass terms can provide a better description of nuclei as shell-like configurations are now less stable than in the traditional massive Skyrme model.