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Durham University

Department of Mathematical Sciences

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Publication details for Peter Bowcock

Bowcock, P. (1998). Classical backgrounds and scattering for affine Toda theory on a half-line. Journal of high energy physics 1998(5): 008.

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We find classical solutions to the simply-laced affine Toda equations which satisfy integrable boundary conditions using solitons which are analytically continued from imaginary coupling theories. Both static `vacuum' configurations and time-dependent perturbations about them which correspond respectively to classical vacua and particle scattering solutions are considered. A large class of classical scattering matrices are calculated and found to satisfy the reflection bootstrap equation.