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However, there is a problem. Written in terms of ρ and α, the static energy functional is E= d2 x 1 1 λ (∇ρ)2 + ρ2 (∇α)2 + (ρ2 − v 2 )2 . 9) For our ansatz, the second term in the integrand is 1 f2 1 2 ρ (∇α)2 = . 10) At large r, this is approximately v 2 /(2r2 ), causing the energy integral to diverge logarithmically. Furthermore, this divergence is not an artifact of the particular ansatz that we chose; a similar divergence occurs for any conﬁguration with nonzero vorticity. 42 Solitons in more dimensions—Vortices and strings Despite this divergence, solutions similar to this may be physically relevant.
53) is equivalent to a Schr¨ odinger equation with a potential W (x) = 12 U (x), which turns out to be exactly soluble . ) There is one more discrete eigenvalue, ω12 = 3m2 /2, with the (unnormalized) eigenfunction √ sinh[m(x − x0 )/ 2] √ . 57) f1 (x) = cosh2 [m(x − x0 )/ 2] f0 (x) = The continuum modes are again labeled by a momentum k that runs over all positive √ and negative real values. The mode with momentum k has a frequency ω = k 2 + 2m2 and corresponds to the eigenfunction √ fk (x) = eikx 3m2 tanh2 [m(x − x0 )/ 2] − m2 − 2k 2 √ √ −3 2 imk tanh[m(x − x0 )/ 2] .
85) then χj (x) must satisfy −iγ 0 γ 1 ∂x + M γ 0 χj = ωj χj . 86) This has a continuous spectrum of plane wave solutions χq with −∞ < q < ∞ and ωq = q 2 + M 2 . In addition, there is a second set of eigenfunctions χcq ≡ −iγ 1 χq with negative frequency −ωq . The ﬁeld and its adjoint can be expanded in terms of these modes as bq (t)χq (x) + d†q (t)χcq (x) , ψ(x, t) = q b†q (t)χ ¯q (x) + dq (t)χ ¯cq (x) . 87) q Requiring that ψ and ψ¯ obey the canonical anticommutation relations leads to the usual algebra for the bq , the dq , and their adjoints.