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Publication details for Paul Sutcliffe

Battye, R.A, Manton, N.S. & Sutcliffe, P.M. (2007). Skyrmions and the alpha-particle model of nuclei. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 463(2077): 261-279.

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We compute new solutions of the Skyrme model with massive pions. Concentrating on baryon numbers which are multiples of four, we find low-energy Skyrmion solutions that are composed of charge four subunits, as in the alpha-particle model of nuclei. We summarize our current understanding of these solutions, and discuss their relationship to configurations in the alpha-particle model.