Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
New lump-like structures in scalar-field models
Instituto de Física, Universidade Federal de Goiás, 74.001-970, Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil
2 Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal da Paraí ba, 58051-970, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil
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Published online: 3 April 2008
In this work we investigate lump-like solutions in models described by a single real scalar field. We start considering non-topological solutions with the usual lump-like form, and then we study other models, where the bell-shape profile may have a varying amplitude and width or develop a flat plateau at its top or even induce a lump on top of another lump. We suggest possible applications in which these exotic solutions might be used in several distinct branches of physics.
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