n. (context physics English) Either of the pair of entities that together make up an instanton
A meron or half-instanton is a Euclidean space-time solution of the Yang-Mills field equations. It is a singular non-self-dual solution of topological charge 1/2. The instanton is believed to be composed of two merons.
A meron can be viewed as a tunneling event between two Gribov vacua. In that picture, the meron is an event which starts from vacuum, then a Wu-Yang monopole emerges, which then disappears again to leave the vacuum in another Gribov copy.
Usage examples of "meron".
Lord Meron of Nabol Hold, for instance refused to let his commoners chop fuelwood, forcing them to pay the high rates for Cromcoal, increasing his profit at their expense.
Meron said through gritted teeth as he watched her performance with some skepticism and much malice, "to apprehend exactly how this will benefit anyone.
The heirs apparent now wanted no part of the succession, nor did they want the Hold in contention, so they pressured Meron to name a successor, who would then try to placate the Benden 'weyrleaders.
The heirs apparent now wanted no part of the succession, nor did they want the Hold in contention, so they pressured Meron to name a successor, who would then try to placate the Benden weyrleaders.
The raucous screams of the two lizards added cacophony and Kylara and Meron had all they could do to soothe their creatures.