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Advances in High Energy Physics

Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 304980, 18 pages

http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/304980

## Cyclically Deformed Defects and Topological Mass Constraints

^{1}Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, P.O. Box 676, 13565-905 São Carlos, SP, Brazil^{2}Centro de Matemática, Computação e Cognição, Universidade Federal do ABC, 09210-170 Santo André, SP, Brazil

Received 6 December 2012; Accepted 27 February 2013

Academic Editor: Ira Rothstein

Copyright © 2013 A. E. Bernardini and Roldão da Rocha. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

#### Abstract

A systematic procedure for obtaining defect structures through cyclic deformation chains is introduced and explored in detail. The procedure outlines a set of rules for analytically constructing constraint equations that involve the finite localized energy of cyclically generated defects. The idea of obtaining cyclically deformed defects concerns the possibility of regenerating a primitive
(departing) defect structure through successive, unidirectional, and eventually irreversible, deformation processes. Our technique is applied on kink-like and lump-like solutions in models described by a single real scalar field such that extensions to quantum mechanics follow the usual theory
of deformed defects. The preliminary results show that the cyclic device supports simultaneously kink-like and lump-like defects into 3- and 4-cyclic deformation chains with topological mass values closed by trigonometric and hyperbolic deformations. In a straightforward generalization, results
concerning the analytical calculation of *N*-cyclic deformations are obtained, and lessons regarding extensions from more elaborated primitive defects are depicted.

#### 1. Introduction

Solutions of a restricted class of nonlinear equations yield an ample variety of topological (kink-like) and nontopological (lump-like) defects of current interest, in particular to mathematical and physical applications as well [1, 2]. More precisely, these defect structures are finite-energy solutions of a nonlinear partial differential equation, which tend to be stabilized by a conserved charge associated with an underlying field theory [3, 4]. To get a more clarifying and effective definition, the equation which leads to the corresponding classical solution needs two main terms: a sharpening nonlinear term and a dispersive term. Essentially, the energy density of the localized solution captures the nonlinear nature of the corresponding Lagrangian, making its dynamics an insightful topic. In this sense, topological and nontopological structures are not only of mathematical interest.

Defect structures are indeed investigated in cosmological scenarios involving seeds for structure formation [5–8], Q-balls [9, 10], and tachyon branes [11–13]; in braneworld scenarios with a single extra-dimension of infinity extent [14–17]; in particle physics as magnetic monopoles [18]; and in some applications on soft condensed matter physics [19–21] involving, for instance, charge transport in diatomic chains [22–24] or even baby * skyrmions* [25]. Specific studies involving kink-like defects are also used to be related to the symmetry restoration in inflationary scenarios [26, 27], or to the fermion effective mass generation induced by some symmetry breaking mechanism [28, 29]. Likewise, applications of current interest predominantly include the use of lump-like models to describe the behavior of bright solitons in optical fibers [30, 31]. In particular, it represents the most prominent candidate for ultrahigh-speed packet-switched optical networks in the current communication revolution.

Notwithstanding the pop science status of this field—once its proponents seek to put it to use for transporting vast amounts of information—the analysis regarding defect structure solutions may still require the introduction of challenging mathematical devices amalgamating analytical, geometrical, and sometimes complex numerical protocols. Therefore, finding a systematic process for obtaining cyclically deformed defects, constrained by closure relations involving their topological masses, corresponds to the well succeeded purpose of this work. Hereon, the nomenclature of topological mass is arbitrarily extended to encompass the finite total energy of nontopological lump-like solutions.

Our work is concerned with a systematic procedure for defect generation defined through trigonometric and hyperbolic bijective deformation functions. They allow the construction of -finite cyclic deformation chains involving topological and nontopological solutions. The obtained defects are necessarily generated and regenerated from a primitive defect of an original theory (for instance, the theory).

In this context, several simplificative techniques have been suggested to study and solve nonlinear equations through deformation procedures [14, 15, 33]. The main issues that have stimulated us to investigate cyclically deformed defects have indeed appeared through the BPS first-order framework [32, 34, 35] for obtaining kink-like and lump-like structures.

Such an outstanding process of systematically obtaining cyclically deformed defects allows reedifying a preliminarily introduced defect structure—for instance, the usual kink defect from the theory—through successive, unidirectional, and eventually irreversible, deformation operations. This possibility of regenerating a primitive defect is one of our principal concerns in this work. Our second main contribution consists in systematically defining constraint relations, involving topological masses of the corresponding deformed defects which belong to the cyclically deformed chain. Our technique also supports kink-like and lump-like solutions in models described by a single real scalar field such that extensions to quantum mechanics follow the usual theory of deformed defects [34].

The paper is therefore organized as follows. As a preliminary illustration of the method, in Section 2, we report about some known topological and lump-like solutions to identify the possibilities of finding some -cyclic deformation chain, which speculatively engenders some constraints upon the topological masses related to the cyclically deformed defects. Along this section, we will follow the BPS first-order framework. Our results for a second set of -cyclic deformation allow one to identify a * plateau*-shaped form for the potential of a deformed kink-solution which, for instance, introduces the possibility of a kind of slow-rolling behavior for the scalar field deformed solution, , when its dynamics are turned on. A systematic and generalized procedure that simultaneously supports kink-like and lump-like defects into -cyclic deformation chains is introduced and scrutinized in Section 3. The topological conserved quantities are analytically computed, and the constraint relations, involving trigonometric and hyperbolic deformation functions, are straightforwardly obtained. The results from Section 3 are extended to a -cyclic deformation device which is furthermore driven by hyperbolic and trigonometric deformation chains. Our results will ratify that the modified topological masses (or the total energy of localized solutions, in the case of lumps), computed for defect structures cyclically deformed from a triggering theory, are mutually constrained. Finally, the hyperbolic and trigonometric deformation procedures are systematically generalized to -finite cyclically deformed defects in Section 5. We draw our conclusions in Section 6 by attempting to some important insights related to the study of defect structures which bring up the novel concept of -cyclic deformations.

#### 2. Cyclically Deformed Defects—Nonsystematic Procedure

Assuming that the presence of first-order equations evidently simplifies the calculations, along this paper we will report about the BPS first-order framework [32, 34, 35] for investigating topological (kink-like) and nontopological (lump-like) structures.

Let us firstly consider a set of three cyclically deformed defects, namely, , , and , with as the spatial coordinate, in a way that the corresponding -cyclic deformation procedure can be prescribed by the following first-order coupled equations: where the subindexes stand for the corresponding derivatives, with for , being identified with deformation bijective functions that generate novel families of deformed defects. In this case, , , and are derivatives of the auxiliary superpotentials, and the corresponding BPS form of the cyclically derived potentials will be given by such that the simplified framework of deformed defects [34] is straightforwardly recovered. Such a sequence of -cyclic deformations naturally obeys the chain rule constraint given by

Due to simplificative reasons, the starting point of our discussion will be the * dimensionless * theory with a scalar potential given by
from which, upon solving the equation of motion,
one obtains the static solution described by a topological kink (+ sign) (or antikink (− signal)) as
for which we will follow the sign convention adopted in [35], nevertheless, reducing our analysis to + sign solutions into the above equation.

As it is well known, the potential engenders one maximal point at , and two critical points, , which are also function * zeros*, that is,
that correspond to the asymptotic values of the kink solution,
Namely, its topological indexes. The topological charge is correspondingly given by
where any dimensional multiplicative factor was suppressed from the beginning, and the topological mass, which corresponds to the total energy of the localized solution, is given by
where the corresponding localized energy density has been identified with

At first glance, besides (5), our description of cyclically deformed defects could follow no additional systematic constraints on the choice of , , and . Just as a preliminary illustration of the method, let us firstly obtain two sets of cyclically deformed defects from the primitive kink solution above.

##### 2.1. First Case

Upon introducing a trigonometric deformation given by
and assuming the (+ sign) result from (6), one obtains
with
from which one can easily depict the localized energy density as
This solution corresponds to a simplified version of the * Sine-Gordon* potential, for which the asymptotic behavior and the conserved topological quantities are easily obtained.

The potential engenders a set of critical points, , such that By identifying with one notices that corresponds to the asymptotic values of the kink solution, that is, The maximal points of are correspondingly provided by and the topological charge is computed through The total energy of the localized solution is given by

Taking some advantage of knowing the analytical behavior of solutions, the -cyclic deformation chain is accomplished by an * ansatz* function described by
that leads to
such that
with
from which the localized energy density is obtained as
This solution corresponds to the first family of models involving nontopological () * bell*-shaped solutions obtained in [32]. * Bell*-shaped lump-like defects are nontopological structures generated by nonlinear interactions present at real scalar field models in () spacetime dimensions [32].

The potential engenders one minimal point, , and the boundary points , for which
that is, it has two * zeros* for odd (or ) and three * zeros* for even. Since we have a lump-like solution, the minimal point is analytically connected to the asymptotic values of the kink solution previously obtained. Through the same way, has its maximal points corresponding to
Finally, the total energy of the localized solution is given by
from which one has, for instance,

For the sake of completeness, it is also interesting to notice that the analytical chain described by (6) leads to from which one obtains One could also notice that, in case of , a constraint relation involving the values of the topological masses can be established as with arbitrary , which introduces a pertinent issue about the possibility of finding some systematic way for constraining topological masses of cyclically deformed defects.

The first column of Figure 1 summarizes the properties of the above-discussed solutions, by introducing an illustrative view of their analytical properties, which will be extended in the following subsection.

##### 2.2. Second Case

Let us now investigate a novel -cyclic chain which, as the previous one, is based on a similar * ansatz* involving some analytical dependence of on of the * dimensionless * theory. At this point, however, we will abbreviate some discussions which escape from the scope of this preliminary section.

Upon choosing an* ansatz* for a deformation function given by
one obtains
that can be parameterized by
where, again, we are assuming the (+ sign) result from (6).

The -cyclic deformation chain from (3) can thus be implemented through the following definitions for and , that leads to that leads to

The BPS states can be obtained through with so that the respectively associated potentials will follow the definitions from (2). Notice that the explicit dependence of on is given in terms of since is not analytically invertible.

The topological charge for the kink-like solution is given by
since it is obtained from a potential that engenders two critical points, ,
which also represent function * zeros* and correspond to the asymptotic values of the primitive kink solution. The maximal point of is correspondingly given by
and is related to the center of an analytical * plateau* symmetrically shaped around the origin, as one can depict from the second column of Figure 1.

Otherwise, the nontopological lump-like solution is obtained from a potential that engenders one minimal point, , and one boundary point which can be duplicated to its symmetrical partner, , if is an even integer for . Therefore, it can have two or three * zeros*, depending on the values assumed by . Again, since we have * bell*-shaped solutions, the minimal points at correspond to the asymptotic values of the kink solution previously obtained. The potential also has maximal points corresponding to .

Finally, the total energy of the localized solution is given by for the kink-like solution and by for the lump-like solution, from which the equation constraining the values of topological masses can be established as

Figure 1 summarizes the properties of the first (first column) and second (second column) families of nonsystematically obtained cyclic deformations that we have discussed above. For the first family, in the context of -cyclic deformations, we have simply recovered the results for * Sine-Gordon* and * bell*-shaped defects scrutinized by Bazeia et al. [32, 34, 35]. It satisfactorily works as preliminary analysis. The second family brings up novel results. One can depict, for instance, the * plateau*-shaped form of the potential for the modified kink solution (blue lines), which denotes the possibility of a kind of slow-rolling behavior for the scalar field when its dynamical properties are considered. The plots show the results for the primitive defects (thick red lines): , , and ; for the kink-like deformed defects (thick blue lines): , , and ; and for the lump-like deformed defects (black lines): , , and . In particular, for solutions related to , we have set , and in order to verify all the properties related to their critical points and function * zeros* discussed above.

In Figure 2, we have merely illustrated the explicit analytical dependencies of the topological masses, on , and compared one each other by including a third case investigated at [32], for which the topological mass is given by It is obtained from the BPS framework for which with

Just to summarize this introductory section, an interesting property related to the effective applicability of cyclic deformations can be depicted from (38). Although one can obtain the explicit analytical dependence of on , the corresponding analytical expression for the inverse function cannot be obtained. The problem is circumvented by the cyclic chain that relates and therefore allows one to obtain the explicit dependence of on and of on .

Finally, for all the above-obtained solutions, the quantum mechanics correspondence can be directly obtained. The related problem described by those * kind of* modified Pöschl-Teller potentials computed from the second derivatives of the deformed potentials (, , and ) naturally supports normalized zero-mode solutions (respectively, given by , , and ) at zero energy. In spite of being pertinent, the determination of additional bound state solutions and of the eventual ground state for solutions with multiple nodes (in case of lump-like related solutions) is out of the scope of this preliminary analysis.

#### 3. Systematic Procedure for 3-Cyclic Deformations

The previous section has introduced the issue concerning the possibility of generating cyclically deformed defect structures through some systematic procedure. Hereon, we will introduce set of systematic rules based on asymptotically bounded trigonometric and hyperbolic deformation functions for obtaining constraint relations involving the topological masses of defects belonging to a cyclic chain.

One can find a large variety of defect structures involving hyperbolic and trigonometric deformation chains. Our analysis, however, is concerned with the analytical expressions for deformation functions which guarantee the existence of closure relations constraining the topological masses of the deformed defects. The BPS solutions and their respective localized energy distributions will be analytically obtained for -cyclic chains triggered by kink-like solutions of a conveniently renamed (*dimensionless*) theory.

Let us begin by replacing the scalar field introduced in the previous analysis by a renamed scalar field, , which, from this point, will designate the primitive kink defect that triggers the -cyclic deformation chain. All the equalities involving and into (1) are therefore replaced by such that and the cyclically derived BPS potentials belonging to the -cyclic deformation chain are now given by In this context, the novel deformation functions will be constrained by the chain rule given by

##### 3.1. Hyperbolic Deformation

Let us consider the set of auxiliary derivatives described by which upon straightforward integrations lead to with constants chosen to fit ordinary values for the asymptotic limits. After simple mathematical manipulations involving the hyperbolic fundamental relation, with relations from (52), one easily identifies the following closure relation: which constrains the localized energy distributions for -cyclic deformed defect structures.

For the sake of completeness, one should have and, in case of assuming, the BPS deformed functions would concomitantly obtained as with the respective dependencies on and implicitly given by (59).

The first column of Figure 3 shows the analytical dependence on for the -cyclically deformed defects obtained through the hyperbolic deformation functions from (56). For the primitive defect engendered by the theory (cf. (60)), one has topological kink-like defects for and lump-like defects for . The plots show the results for the primitive defects, , , and ; for the corresponding deformed defects, , , and ; and , , and . We have set with in the range between and in order to depict the analytical behavior driven by the free parameter .

The corresponding BPS potentials, and , for the same set of values, are depicted from the first column of Figure 4. The potential engenders a set of critical points, , which correspond to the asymptotic values of the kink-like solution, that is,
such that the topological charge is given by
The topological masses are (semi)analytically obtained as function of the free parameter as
where
is the Jonquières (*polylogarithm*) function.

The nontopological lump-like solution is obtained from a potential that engenders one minimal point, , and one boundary point, , which can be duplicated to its symmetrical partner, , if is an even integer for . In this case, the total energy of the localized solution is given by

##### 3.2. Trigonometric Deformation

Let us now turn to a set of trigonometric auxiliary functions described by which upon straightforward integrations lead to with constants chosen to fit ordinary values for the asymptotic limits. After simple mathematical manipulations involving the ordinary trigonometric fundamental relation, followed by relations from (52), one recurrently identifies the closure relation, Again, one should have and, in case of assuming that is given by (60), the BPS deformed functions are given by with the respective dependencies on and obtained from (71).

The second and third columns of Figure 3 show the analytical dependence on for the -cyclic deformed defects obtained through the trigonometric deformation functions from (68). As in the hyperbolic case, the primitive defect from (60) leads to kink-like defects for and lump-like defects for . We have set with in the range between and in the second column and in the range between and in the third column. Large values for highlight the oscillatory properties introduced by trigonometric deformations. By comparing the results from the first column (hyperbolic deformation) with those from the second column, one is able to verify that for small values of , the oscillatory pattern due to trigonometric deformations disappears, and hyperbolic and trigonometric deformations are close to each other.

The corresponding BPS potentials, and , for the same set of parameters, are depicted from the second column of Figure 4. The potential engenders a set of critical points, , which correspond to the asymptotic values of the kink-like solution, that is, such that the topological charge and the topological mass are, respectively, given by

The nontopological lump-like solution is obtained from a potential that engenders one minimal point, , and two function * zeros* given by
In this case, the corresponding total energy of the localized solution is given by

In correspondence with Figure 3, the plots of the BPS deformed potentials for hyperbolic (first column) and trigonometric (second column) deformation functions can be depicted from Figure 4. We have suppressed the results for large values of (corresponding to the third column of Figure 3) from Figure 4 since the critical points cannot be visually depicted from the plots, in spite of being calculable.

To partially end up, Figure 5 resumes the results for the topological masses analytically obtained as the function of the free parameter , from which the constraint equation obtained from (58) and (70) is ultimately verified for both hyperbolic and trigonometric -cyclic deformation chains as

#### 4. Systematic Procedure for 4-Cyclic Deformations

From this point, we will verify the possibility of extending the analysis performed in the previous section to a -cyclic deformation chain, for which a modified constraint relation involving the topological masses is obtained. The analytical results for topological charges and topological masses will be straightforwardly obtained. However, the BPS solutions and their respective localized energy distributions will be merely illustrated. Likewise, the asymptotic limit analysis involving the computation of critical points and function * zeros* will be suppressed since they can be performed as immediate extensions of the preliminary studies.

Let us hence recover the scalar field which will be reintroduced into a novel -cyclic deformation chain. The additional scalar field, , continues to designate the primitive defect that triggers the -cyclic deformations. The coupled system described by (1) will thus be complemented by such that and the cyclically derived BPS potentials belonging to the -cyclic deformation chain will be given by Hyperbolic and trigonometric deformation functions will naturally follow the chain rule given by

##### 4.1. Hyperbolic Deformation

Let us consider the set of auxiliary functions described by which, for a given substituted into (79), completes the -cyclic chain. Upon straightforward integrations, the above deformation functions lead to with constants chosen to fit ordinary asymptotic values. By following the same simple mathematical manipulations involving the fundamental relation from (57), one easily identifies that It certainly constrains the values of the topological masses obtained from hyperbolically deformed defects.

From this point, the explicit dependence on is directly obtained from . Four different forms of introducing the triggering primitive defect can be pictorially considered: the kink solution,
a lump-like deformed solution,
a lump-like logarithmically deformed solution (engendered by the * plateau*-shaped potential from Section 2),
and a * bell*-shaped deformed solution,
where the last three cases are merely illustrative, in the sense that we have not obtained the corresponding analytical expressions for their topological masses, and the information between * parenthesis* is in correspondence with Figures 6 and 7. The BPS deformed functions obviously depend on the choice of .

Figure 6 shows the analytical dependence on for the -cyclic deformed defects obtained through the hyperbolic deformation functions from (82). For the primitive defect engendered by the * dimensionless * theory (cf. (85)), one has topological kink-like defects solely for given by
where

With the help of (82), the other BPS deformed functions are obtained as These solutions and all the others depicted from the last three columns of Figure 6 correspond to some kind of nontopological lump-like defect. The plots show the results for the primitive defects, , , and ; and for the corresponding deformed defects, , , and ; , , and ; and , , and . We have set with in the range between and , by steps of units, in order to depict the analytical dependence on the free parameter .

In case of assuming that the primitive kink solution from (85) triggers the -cyclica deformed chains discussed above, the deformed defect structures have their explicit analytical dependence on obtained by substituting into the results from (83). Through this explicit dependence on , topological charges (in case of kink-like solutions) and topological masses can be straightforwardly obtained.

The topological charge for the novel kink-like deformed defect obtained from the hyperbolically deformed structure described by (89)–(92) is therefore given by and the topological masses analytically obtained as function of the free parameter are given by

##### 4.2. Trigonometric Deformation

Let us now consider the set of auxiliary functions described by which, for a given substituted into (79), completes the -cyclic chain, and upon straightforward integrations lead to with constants chosen to follow the same criteria as for the previous solutions. From (69), one straightforwardly identifies the closure relation which constrains the values of the topological masses obtained from trigonometrically deformed defects.

Figure 7 reproduces the analytical dependence on for the -cyclic deformed defects produced by the trigonometric deformation functions introduced above. Four different cases are considered in correspondence with the primitive defect through (85)–(88), where again the last three cases are merely illustrative. All the cases depicted from Figure 7 are in correspondence with those from Figure 6 for hyperbolic deformations. The unique kink-like defect, in this case, is given by with Equation (94) leads to the others BPS deformed lump-like solutions, once one has assumed from (85). All the others solutions depicted from Figure 7 correspond to some kind of nontopological lump-like defect.

In order to identify and emphasize the oscillatory behavior of such novel deformed defects, we have set with in the range between and , by steps of units, through which the analytical dependence on the free parameter can be depicted. One can infer that, for small values of , namely, , the oscillatory pattern of trigonometric deformation disappears, and hyperbolic and trigonometric deformations are close to each other.

To sum up, once the primitive kink solution from (85) triggers the -cyclic deformed chain discussed above, topological charges (in case of kink-like solutions) topological masses can be straightforwardly obtained through this explicit dependence on . The topological charge for the novel kink-like deformed defects obtained from the trigonometrically deformed structure described by (98)-(99) is given by and the topological masses are given by

The topological charge for the novel kink-like deformed defects related to and obtained from hyperbolic and trigonometric deformations in dependence on the free parameter can be depicted from Figure 9. It also includes the results for the topological charge of the kink-like solution related to obtained from the -cyclic deformed chain discussed in the previous section.

Finally, the topological masses analytically obtained as functions of the free parameter , for deformed defect structures cyclically related to the primitive kink solution (cf. (85) and the first columns of Figures 6 and 7) are depicted from Figure 8. It indeed ratifies the most relevant result of our technique. It is related to the constraint relations determined through (84) and (96), respectively, for hyperbolic and trigonometric deformation functions. From Figure 8, one can verify forthwith that in both cases which, in the asymptotic limit, , leads to for hyperbolic deformations and to for trigonometric deformations.

#### 5. -Cyclic Deformations

Departing from a triggering defect given by (eventually related to the kink solution), the observation of the chain rule constrained by hyperbolic and trigonometric fundamental relations allows one to investigate the possibility of obtaining -cyclic deformations.

Let us finally introduce a generalized -deformation operation parameterized by the -derivative given by where , with , are real scalar fields describing defect structures generated from an -cyclically deformation chain triggered by a primitive defect such that one can define .

The hyperbolic deformation chain will be given in terms of which upon straightforward integrations results into where is the Gauss hypergeometric function, and we have not considered any adjust due to integration constants. From (106), one easily identifies that such that from which a very simplified form for the chain rule of the -cyclic deformation can be obtained as

Upon introducing the generalized BPS functions, with , it is straightforwardly verified that which results into the constraint equation,

Consequently, the topological masses are constrained by

The trigonometric deformation chain can be exactly obtained by substituting by and by into (107). It will result into and into the same set of constraints described by (113)-(114).

Essentially, the -finite set of bijective hyperbolic/trigonometric functions with nonvanishing asymptotically bounded derivatives provides us with the necessary and sufficient tools for defining the -cyclic deformation chain that systematically results into constraints involving the topological mass of deformed structures.

#### 6. Conclusions

We have introduced and scrutinized a systematic procedure for obtaining defect structures through cyclic deformation chains involving topological and nontopological solutions in models described by a single real scalar field. After embedding some previously investigated deformed defect structures, namely, the * Sine-Gordon* kink, and the * bell*-shaped lump-like structure, into a -cyclic deformation chain supported by the primitive kink solution of the theory, we have investigated the existence of a systematic technique to obtain novel defect structures. As a preliminary study, we have discussed the kink-like solution engendered by a * plateau*-shaped potential that is generated from a logarithmic dependent deformation of the theory through an arbitrary (nonsystematic) cyclic deformation chain. It subtly mimics the slow-rolling scalar field potentials at dimensions.

In a subsequent step, we have verified that a set of rules for constructing constraint relations involving topological masses of cyclically generated defects could be systematically established. The main goal of our study was concerned with the possibility of recovering some primitive defect structures through a regenerative, unidirectional, and eventually irreversible, sequence of deformation operations via hyperbolic and trigonometric functions. We have verified that the cyclic deformation device can simultaneously support kink-like and lump-like defects into - and -cyclic deformation chains with topological mass values analytically obtained and constraint equations established. The possibility of a straightforward generalization of the analytical calculations to -cyclic deformations was demonstrated. The perspective of applying the regeneration mechanism to more complex primitive triggering defects, for instance, the * Sine-Gordon* kink-like solution, connecting it to novel defect structures, may be considered in subsequent analysis.

We have further emphasized that several components of the cyclic chains that we have studied correspond to lump-like solutions. Since they are nonmonotonic functions, they induce some subtle features to the nontopological structures. As pointed out by some preliminary issues [32, 34, 35], for nontopological structures, namely, the lump-like ones, the quantum mechanical problem engenders zero-mode functions with one or more nodes. It leads to the possibility of negative energy bound states, providing us unstable solutions, and creating additional difficulties for determining such bound states through the related quantum mechanics.

Whatever the outcome of these investigations, there is no doubt that the study of defect structures through a systematic process of producing -cyclic deformations leads, at least, to the speculation of novel scenarios of physical and mathematical applicability of defect structures, for instance, at some kind of cyclically connected optical system or some cyclically regenerative sequence of phase transitions.

#### Acknowledgment

This work was supported by the Brazilian Agency CNPq (Grant 300233/2010-8 and Grants 476580/2010-2 and 304862/2009-6).

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