, Volume 156, Issue 1, pp 1028-1040

Scattering of vortices in the Abelian Higgs model

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Abstract

We study the scattering of vortices in the Abelian (2+1)-dimensional Higgs model. We show that in the case of the symmetric head-on collision of N vortices, their trajectories are rotated by the angle π/N after the collision.

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Translated from Teoreticheskaya i Matematicheskaya Fizika, Vol. 156, No. 1, pp. 77–91, July, 2008.