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Topological objects

  1. Apr 29, 2010 #1
    What do you think about the reason why topological objects are physically interesting?
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  3. Apr 30, 2010 #2


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    Tell us "the reason why topological objects are physically interesting" and we will tell you what we think about it.
  4. May 3, 2010 #3
    you're not getting genial with that, k?
  5. May 3, 2010 #4
    In my mind, topological objects are physically interesting because the energy to nucleate them or annihilate them are large compared to other non-topological excitations.

    Because of some conservation laws, the continuous deformation of the order parameter field does not change the topology of the system. Therefore, it is easy to induce a non-topological excitations. To change the topology of the system, more energy and time are needed.

    What do you think?
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