Proton Solitons in Hydrogen-Bonded Networks
A two component soliton model is proposed for the study of defect formation and dynamics in a hydrogen-bonded network. Both ionic and orientational defects are described as distinct topological excitations in a doubly periodic substrate potential. Numerical studies of the interaction properties of both types of solitons present in the model are discussed.
KeywordsTopological Soliton Ionic Defect Orientational Defect Kink Pair Topological Excitation
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