96-88 Speight J.M.
Long Range Intervortex Forces (73K, LaTeX) Mar 22, 96
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Abstract. A point particle approximation to the classical dynamics of well separated vortices of the abelian Higgs model is developed. The asymptotic static intervortex potential is calculated and used to model type~II vortex scattering. A velocity dependent interaction Lagrangian for critically coupled vortices is derived, and reinterpreted geometrically to obtain a conjecture for the asymptotic form of the metric on the two-vortex moduli space, as used in the geodesic approximation. The scattering of critically coupled vortices is calculated.

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