ISKAUSKAS, ANDREW (2015) A Study of Noncommutative Instantons. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
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We consider the properties and behaviour of 2 U(2) noncommutative instantons: solutions of the NC-deformed ADHM equations which arise from U(2) 5d Yang-Mills
theory. The ADHM construction allows us to find all such solutions, which form a moduli space of allowed configurations. We derive the metric for such a space, and consider the dynamics of the instantons on this space using the Manton approximation. We examine the reduction of this system to lower-dimensional soliton theories, and finally consider the effect of adding a Higgs field to the SYM theory, resulting in a potential on the instanton moduli space.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Doctoral)|
|Award:||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Keywords:||Instantons, Noncommutative Geometry, Yang-Mills, Solitons|
|Faculty and Department:||Faculty of Science > Mathematical Sciences, Department of|
|Copyright:||Copyright of this thesis is held by the author|
|Deposited On:||03 Jun 2015 10:43|