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Hyper-Kähler metrics from periodic monopoles

Cherkis, Sergey A. and Kapustin, Anton (2002) Hyper-Kähler metrics from periodic monopoles. Physical Review D, 65 (8). Art. No. 084015. ISSN 2470-0010.

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Relative moduli spaces of periodic monopoles provide novel examples of asymptotically locally flat hyper-Kähler manifolds. By considering the interactions between well-separated periodic monopoles, we infer the asymptotic behavior of their metrics. When the monopole moduli space is four dimensional, this construction yields interesting examples of metrics with a self-dual curvature (gravitational instantons). We discuss their topology and complex geometry. An alternative construction of these gravitational instantons using moduli spaces of Hitchin equations is also described.

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Cherkis, Sergey A.0000-0002-0785-0126
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Additional Information:© 2002 The American Physical Society Received 14 November 2001; published 25 March 2002 S. Ch. was supported in part by NSF grant PHY9819686. A. K. was supported in part by DOE grants DE-FG02-90-ER40542 and DE-FG03-92-ER40701.
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG02-90-ER40542
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG03-92-ER40701
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