On Non-Topological Solutions for Planar Liouville Systems of Toda-Type

Arkady Poliakovsky, Gabriella Tarantello

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Motivated by the study of non-abelian Chern Simons vortices of non-topological type in Gauge Field Theory, see e.g. Gudnason (Nucl Phys B 821:151–169, 2009), Gudnason (Nucl Phys B 840:160–185, 2010) and Dunne (Lecture Notes in Physics, New Series, vol 36. Springer, Heidelberg, 1995), we analyse the solvability of the following (normalised) Liouville-type system in the presence of singular sources: (Formula presented.) with τ> 0 and N> 0. We identify necessary and sufficient conditions on the parameter τ and the “flux” pair: (β1, β2) , which ensure the radial solvability of (1) τ. Since for τ=1/2, problem (1)τ reduces to the (integrable) 2 × 2 Toda system, in particular we recover the existence result of Lin et al. (Invent Math 190(1):169–207, 2012) and Jost and Wang (Int Math Res Not 6:277–290, 2002), concerning this case. Our method relies on a blow-up analysis for solutions of (1)τ, which (even in the radial setting) takes new turns compared to the single equation case. We mention that our approach also permits handling the non-symmetric case, where in each of the two equations in (1)τ, the parameter τ is replaced by two different parameters τ1> 0 and τ2> 0 respectively, and also when the second equation in (1)τ includes a Dirac measure supported at the origin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-270
Number of pages48
JournalCommunications in Mathematical Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics


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